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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: Java continuations with joeq
Date Sat, 21 Feb 2004 16:36:19 GMT
Le Samedi, 21 fév 2004, à 17:13 Europe/Zurich, Christopher Oliver a 
écrit :

> ...I did some informal tests and it appears to actually be slower than 
> interpreted Rhino (not sure exactly why, perhaps because Rhino 
> bytecodes are higher level), but was significantly faster than 
> BeanShell (which  is a Java source code interpreter).

Is it a lot slower, do you think it would make a significant difference?

> 2) It has an LGPL license.

Means we might have to talk its author into changing the license, it 
wouldn't be the first one ;-)

Note also an interesting comment of Geert Bevin on Steven's weblog at, he says
"I'll soon have added support for continuations with Groovy in RIFE too"

 From what I've seen Groovy looks like a very nice and fairly complete 
scripting language, which also has an ASF-like license.

So, if Groovy is really close to have continuations, we might want to 
wait or help?

The only mention of continuations that I found on the groovy mailing 
lists is at


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