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Re: continuations and threads

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May I ask a heretical question (especially from me): 

 How many of you use call/cc and continuation objects 
 (rather than mimicing continuations with lambda's)
 in large programs? Do "we" really use it to implement 
 coroutines and backtracking and threads and whatever? 

 Is call/cc necessary for Scheme? 

[Don't shoot. I wrote many papers on all aspects of call/cc
but now that we're building large systems we should revisit 
these questions. I'd love to be wrong here.]

-- Matthias