Maciek Pasternacki <email@example.com> wrote:
| Jon Harrop wrote:
| > Lisp has some interesting features that separate it from many other
| > programming languages. In contrast, there is nothing interesting about the
| > Python language, AFAIK.
| One word: yield. It's only thing I miss from Python when programming
| With generators, I can think and write in terms of generating sequence
| and not carry about state. I get transparent co-programs for free.
| Yes, there is Arnesi CPS transformer-based emulation of generators,
| but CPS transofmation gives inefficient code (function body is parsed
| into set of structures and evaluated by hand) and has some major
| caveats (no way of handling conditions within WITH-CALL/CC).
A fully-general CALL/CC is not necessary. In any Common Lisp
implementations with threads (and it doesn't really matter whether
it's OS threads or "green" threads [coroutines] as in CMUCL),
you can implement "proper" generators with a natural YIELD function
fairly easily. E.g., look at the MP:PROCESS-YIELD function in
implementations with CLIM-like threads.
And you can handle conditions within your generator threads however
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