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From Antti Koivunen <>
Subject Re: [Schecoon] flow control layer
Date Sat, 23 Feb 2002 00:52:07 GMT
Ovidiu Predescu wrote:
> I'd be more happy if I can describe the flow in a "normal" programming
> language, where I can express complex flow by writing a program. This
> is what I'm trying to do in the Schecoon sub-project. Using the Scheme
> language, and the fact that continuations are first class objects in
> it, I want to implement the ideas described in the resources I
> mentioned earlier. But the language to describe the flow will not be
> Scheme, but one with a more familiar syntax.

I think this is the best approach. It makes no sense to use a language 
not well suited for the task (alas, this happens all the time). At one 
stage, I suggested including support for popular scripting languages 
(possibly through BSF, e.g. Python, JavaScript), but then realized it 
was not the way to go (thanks a lot Ovidiu for forcing me to look into 
all that stuff, very interesting :). I also agree that the Scheme syntax 
(or lack thereof) is too much for most users, so we should try and come 
up with the optimal, easy to use syntax for describing the flow.

(: A ;)

Antti Koivunen (Mr.) <>
The song of life might not be a simple one,
but there's plenty of room for improvisation.

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