[Seaside] Continuations - their future?

Aaron Rosenzweig aaron at cocoanutstech.com
Mon Dec 10 04:29:34 UTC 2007

Thanks Avi,

That does help. I have a lot to learn. That's a good thing :-)

Thanks again,
-- Aaron

On Dec 9, 2007, at 11:16 PM, Avi Bryant wrote:

> Let me clear up a couple of points of confusion here.  First of all,
> I've never advocated removing continuations from Seaside, simply
> making them optional.  I believe that's already true as of 2.8.  I
> have indeed said that I find them much less important now than they
> were pre-Ajax, but they have their uses and there's no reason to get
> rid of them.
> Second, WebObjects does not (and cannot) have continuations in the
> Seaside sense.  The "component actions" in WebObjects map most closely
> to what we call "callbacks", and those are absolutely foundational in
> Seaside - it makes little sense to think about the framework without
> them, Ajax or no.  Continuations only come into play when you use
> #call: and #answer: between components, which has no equivalent in WO.
> HTH,
> Avi

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