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Re: Guile Impressions

From: Dirk Herrmann
Subject: Re: Guile Impressions
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 16:58:21 +0200 (MEST)

On Fri, 11 May 2001, Ian Grant wrote:

> > I hope to get to 'fluid' documentation soonish.  'continuations' are
> > just too damn hard!
> For escaping continuations there is an analogy with exploring a system of 
> caves.  Just before you go down into a cave you grab a handful of holes and 
> put them in your pocket.  You go down into the cave and explore.  If you ever 
> need to you can take one of your holes out of your pocket and climb into it 
> to 
> get out back at the top where you started.  Furthermore you can leave holes 
> wherever you please and come back later to climb into them to escape.  Can 
> this analogy be extended to explain how to use continuations to program 
> co-routines etc.?  Help yourself if you think it's useful.

This is really cute :-)

Dirk Herrmann

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