Mike Austin mike_ekim at
Fri Nov 21 19:35:40 UTC 2003

Have you arrived at an answer for blocks in Caper?

-- Mike

--- In self-interest at, Jecel Assumpcao Jr <jecel at m...> 
> On Friday 21 November 2003 03:28, Mike Austin wrote:
> > I believe the implementation of closures can be fairly simple in a
> > dynamic language. 
> Sure!
> > As for the efficiency - handing stack allocated
> > locals and frames for example, I'm aware that this can get much 
> > complex. 
> I am not worried about implementation tricks, but the "story" that 
> presented to the programmer. Self doesn't actually clone method 
> in the virtual machine, for example. The implementation can be as 
> complex as needed, as long as only implementors have to deal with 
> > Actually, I feel a bit of deja vu here, must of talked
> > about it in the past :)
> This is probably the fourth time I have ranted about blocks in this 
> list. Sorry for being repetitive, redundant and repetitive.
> -- Jecel

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