Subject: Re: Cross-lisp questions and my #lisp experience
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 06:09:02 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Thomas F. Burdick <tfb@conquest.OCF.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:
| "Joe Marshall" <> writes:
| > It is actually the opposite or `dual' of REST.  REST is all about
| > keeping your state together in one place so that you don't end up with
| > multiple inconsistent copies.  The `web continuation' approach is about
| > writing code that doesn't *have* state in the first place.
| Continuations servers are definately the inverse of REST, but what Rob
| described was designing your app as though it used continuations, then
| CPS transforming the design, not the code.

Yes, that's what I was trying to say, that (to me) the web continuation
approach is much more useful as a pattern[1] than as some fully-automatic
infrastructure or library.


[1] In the RPG/Alexander sense, not the GoF sense.

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