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On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 2:09 PM, David Kastrup<> wrote:
> Consider coroutines as pretty much the same as subroutines.  The
> principal difference is that they don't give up stack, instruction
> pointer and local variables (the dynamic execution context) while
> returning execution control and return values.  They pass the buck
> without passing away.
   There's also a VM patch from Mike Pall that adds a
coroutine.clone[1] function. (Any chance that will ever become part of
the core language?) I haven't used it for anything very serious yet,
but it could potentially be very useful.

[1]: , and note
the minor correction in the followup e-mail.