[plt-scheme] re: programming for the web in scheme (vlado)

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Thu Feb 9 15:03:30 EST 2006

> Is understanding continuations completely a prerequisite to creating
> the correct workflow, or does experimenting with workflows in web-
> apps lead from a partial to a better understanding of continuations?

Former: not at all!  The whole point of the framework is that you can
program in a natural, compositional style without having to think about
the underlying protocol.  Understanding continuations is no more necessary
for that than it is for understanding the daily operation of your programs
(which also depends heavily on continuations).

Understanding the use of continuations will help slightly with understanding
continuations in general.  There is a special pattern to their use on the Web
which does not translate to the general case, but it will give you some insight.


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