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On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 16:26, Peter Cawley <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Steve Litt <> wrote:
>> Speaking about what might replace it -- could something with callback
>> functions replace it? They're powerful as all getout, but until now appeared
>> to be the sole territory of toolmakers, with application programmers simply
>> writing and passing small callbacks. Could that be because in other languages,
>> callbacks are just too syntactically difficult?

> node.js has had a lot of publicity recently, and its modus operandi is
> to have callbacks everywhere as to avoid blocking.

Side note: You ought to use coroutines in Lua for this.