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> steve donovan <> writes:
> > On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Gunnar Zötl <> wrote:
> >> Anyways, call/cc would be so brilliant :)
> >
> > I've tried to understand Scheme continuations, but so far this brain
> > has refused to make the jump.
> Well, you presumably know the normal call/return mechanism in connection
> ...

nice explanation :) In simpler terms (that I would unterstand ;) ): call/cc wraps the remainder of your current function into a function, and passes that as an argument to a function it calls.

> call/cc may be brilliant, but it is basically only used as a low-level
> tool for implementing more understandable constructs.

Yup, that it is. Back in my scheme days I used it for example to implement coroutines or state machines, and much of what you can to with continuations can also be achieved with luas coroutines. They're just a broader concept. As an everyday programming tool continuations are just too confusing :)

Just to be clear on that, I do think continuations would suit lua rather well, but I don't actually need them. Nor would I petition to have them implemented.