<br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 5/1/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Matthias Felleisen</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br><br>> If you have found the word state in conjunction with continuation in<br>> one of our publications, please let us know. It would be a major and<br>> grave mistake.</blockquote><div><br>Hi Matthias - <br>
<br>Pardon my ignorance on why it is a grave mistake (I want to learn more) - state is a prevalent concept in the imperative world so I get what Grant is saying without looking precisely. When you say it's a mistake, are you saying that from functional programming perspective, or are you saying that even in the imperative world the concept of state for flow control is incorrect? As an aside I don't find much on state machines - perhaps it's because there are better abstractions to use?
<br><br>And please do provide your view as a PL teacher - love it ;) <br><br>yinso <br><br></div><br></div>