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Javascript with Advanced Continuation Support

Bill Clementson has an announcement for the next Vancouver Lisp Users Group meeting. This one is about a web framework called jwacs, Javascript with Advanced Continuation Support.

It's an interesting library that seems to fit into a similar space to Narrative Javascript. It compiles a superset of Javascript, with support for continuations, into normal Javascript which is then run on the browser. Their demo page has a number of examples with source. The compiler from jwacs to Javascript is written in Common Lisp.

It looks to me like a number of people are starting to use the 'asynchronous operations written in a synchronous style' in Javascript on the browser, bringing the good things that you get with continuation based web servers to the client side.


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