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Re: Guile and MS-Windows on Major Govt. Project...

From: Christopher Cramer
Subject: Re: Guile and MS-Windows on Major Govt. Project...
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 16:53:43 -0500
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On Sat, Jul 06, 2002 at 06:11:46PM -0400, Ken Anderson wrote:
> My current belief is that if your Scheme has full call/cc, you just
> use it. If it doesn't, you make do without it, because that's what you
> do in any language that's missing the feature you want.

I've been using Guile for years now, but I've never used call/cc except
when I really tried to see if I could use it. I'm convinced that it's
not nearly as useful as most people seem to think. Sometimes I wonder
if the simple fact that call/cc is so difficult to implement efficiently
justifies its removal from Scheme.

call/cc to me is sort of like operator overloading in C++. It's neat, but
have you ever tried to understand code that used it extensively?

Christopher Cramer <address@hidden> <>
On résiste à l'invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l'invasion
des idées.  -- Victor Hugo

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