[racket] Server side continuations

From: Raoul Duke (raould at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Jun 13 18:57:50 EDT 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> That is not true. The event-driven structure of all JavaScript code is
> an important part of why node is fast.  That's what JS engines are
> good at, among other things.

imho everything is a trade-off. event-driven has major suck about it.
thread-based has major suck about it. stm has major suck about it.
actor implementations have major suck about them. all for a myriad
rage of values for the particular categories of suck. maintenance.
performance. simplicity. safety. robustness. security. size of
community. miles on the road. yadda. personally i'm sorta annoyed most
about the whole node.js thing because it seems to have gotten some 2nd
coming sort of cult around it, that doesn't seem to actually think
about the trade-offs being made, and what the alternatives are.


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