[REBOL] Re: About CONTINUATIONS
From: chaz:innocent at: 25-Feb-2002 21:28
Maarten also said:
>You can make a continuation based mechanism in REBOL, especially with all
>reflexive features you have available. This is of course not an interpreter
>internal (what the discussion above is), but a mini interpreter implemented
>on top of a very good interpreter model such as Scheme of REBOL offers.
Interesting. The thought of implementing other languages, building on top of
REBOL (much the way Microsoft is building its new ".Net" family of languages
on top of its new "Common Language Runtime"). We could call them ".REB"
imagine, then, this very realistic (-_o) conversation, between two people
shipwrecked on a island, a young nubile lass, and a dashing REBOL developer.
Although they have replaced their computer's power supply with solar panels,
they are too far away from any wireless internet connection.
Like so many young nubile lasses, she is a functional programmer. She is
despairing because she cannot download a Scheme interpreter. She cries out.
YNL: "Oh! such disappointment! Here I am, a young nubile lass with a zip
disk of Scheme source code, and not an interpreter in sight!"
DRD: "No fear, miss," says the dashing REBOL developer, pulling out a floppy
YNL: "What is it? Where did you get it?"
DRD: "It's a full implementation of Scheme.REB! I helped develop it!"
YNL: "My hero!"
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Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 9:50 AM
Subject: [REBOL] Re: About CONTINUATIONS
> Maybe opening up the abandoned REBOL 1.x tree would allow those interested
to fully explore the benefits and pitfalls of the continuation model?
Perhaps it might be easier to develop a REBOL compiler from the knowledge
and sources available for Scheme / Lisp / ML compilers via this route /