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1 point by kinleyd 2467 days ago | link | parent

That was good post by you on HN.


2 points by akkartik 2467 days ago | link

I take it all back. See PG's response there: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5035857

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2 points by rocketnia 2467 days ago | link

Racket already represents one approach to "trying to scale continuation-based servers," thanks to its stateless servlets.

http://docs.racket-lang.org/web-server/stateless.html

"This process allows [many] continuations captured by your servlet to be serialized. This means they may be stored on the client’s browser or the server’s disk."

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2 points by akkartik 2467 days ago | link

Yes, I saw that between my comment and pg's response.

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1 point by rocketnia 2467 days ago | link

Oh, I was particularly responding to "It also turns out that there's at least one company trying to scale continuation-based servers," which you said afterward. Guess you chose the example you chose, no worries. ^_^

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1 point by akkartik 2466 days ago | link

Ah, good point! I didn't think of it then (I think I even had the racket link in the textarea in a different context before I ended up dropping it to the floor.)

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1 point by kinleyd 2467 days ago | link

Well, at least you got a response from pg regarding Arc. Now, about that outdated Arc home and install page ... :)

EDIT

More seriously:

pg "In retrospect YC would have taken over my life no matter what. It has pushed out essays too, mostly.

I don't consider Arc to have died, incidentally. You used it to say that, and I'm using it to reply. If I ever retired from YC I'd probably start working on it more actively again." [1]

The thread was quite revealing. Or perhaps it just said what we all probably already knew.

[1] http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5035846

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1 point by akkartik 2464 days ago | link

Oh, and PG has said before that closures are a rapid-prototyping technique: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3099372 (via http://arclanguage.org/item?id=17279; thanks rocketnia!)

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