[erlang-questions] Is there a way to serialise a running process & resume it later (i.e. continuations)

Mathias Picker <>
Thu Feb 26 23:07:02 CET 2009


Am Donnerstag, den 26.02.2009, 20:41 +0100 schrieb Robert Virding:
> 2009/2/26 Mathias Picker <>
>         I've worked with seaside and really love this way of writing
>         web apps.
>         Sadly, you need continuations, a way to store a running
>         process and
>         continue it afterwards.
> 
> Sorry, I don't understand why you want to store a running process. Why
> not just leave the process and use it when needed?
> 
> Robert

To support e.g. the back-button behaviour in browsers elegantly. See the
diverse seaside docs for an example how such a web framework can be
used, and for a good explanation of why and what read "Inverting back
the inversion of control or, continuations versus page-centric
programming (2001)"
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.29.3112


Mathias




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