Lexical closures in Squeak
tim at sumeru.stanford.edu
Mon Aug 12 17:48:02 UTC 2002
Avi Bryant <avi at beta4.com> is claimed by the authorities to have written:
> > Anthony Hannan has done a great deal of work towards fixing the lack
> > of proper closures and is currently working on revising his code to work
> > with plain Contexts instead of the explicitly stacked system he worked
> > up. This will make it nice and simple to adapt to any dynamic
> > translation or even static translation system that appears. Should make
> > it nice and easy to do continuations and coroutining too.
> Oh, is that actually happening? Great.
Anthony, Ian and I (and maybe others? I don;t remember) had a discussion
some time ago and concluded that the explicit stack mechanism got in
the way of vm implementation flexibility. Sort of an "it breaks
Deutsch's rule" situation.
Tim Rowledge, tim at sumeru.stanford.edu, http://sumeru.stanford.edu/tim
Useful random insult:- A peripheral visionary.
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