We already know that delimited continuations are more expressive than undelimited ones (
). We can trivially express undelimited continuations by wrapping our entire program in a reset marker, while we need a mutable cell to express delimited continuations using
There’s another very handy construct in programming that uses the call stack: dynamic variables. We know that dynamic variables and delimited continuations don’t play nicely with each other. Rather, there are several reasonable semantics for how they could work together, which means there is no obviously correct semantics for how they should work together. Of course, Oleg’s worked all this out for us: we want delimited dynamic variables. What are those?
It’s that time again – Hacker news is on tonight and you should go!
As ever there should be some interesting talks, interesting folks to meet and free beer and pizza – LShift is sponsoring once again.
The evening starts at 6.30pm, at Central Foundation Boys School, Cowper Street, in Shoreditch.
Come and say hello.
On the idiomatic use of bind variables when writing lambda expressions:
I’ve recently acquired a [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org/), and was considering using it for SNES
emulation. However, as it turns out that [Zsnes](http://www.zsnes.com/) is
x86-only, and that [Snes9x](http://www.snes9x.com/) got kicked out of Debian a
while back for having an annoying “no-commercial use”
[license](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snes9x#License), so we’re into the
compile-it-yourself options. As Snes9x is a configure/makefile-type project, I
should in theory be able to just compile in on the Pi directly, but then we hit
the problem that it hasn’t got enough RAM to be able to do all the compiling…
fine, fine, I’ll go back into the messy world of cross-compiling.
We have been using WebDriver (/Selenium) for doing functional testing of web applications. I have personally been involved in using WebDriver on .NET to automate testing of several .NET web applications.Â But in my spare time, I’ve discovered another use for WebDriver, which is automating interactions with websites.
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