Message from JavaScript discussions

October 2018

— And we only ever needed promises to address that

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They are a good tool, continuations in general are a good programming tool, however we are forced to use them, it is not even a choice

— More than just new syntax, it is a new "just do it" execution model

— Do these really need syntax?

— They don't have to have their own syntax, no

— Thanks to the nature of it being recompiled, you can target regular function calls too, and transform those like you would some unique syntax

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— But, sticking with existing ways is not thinking of the big picture... you get stuck in the semantics of the code and are forced to abide by the rules they set forth, whereas if you invent a new way to do it rather than use a promise, you can write code more efficiently... so it is more, better tools

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— I think the syntax should at least be optional

— Certainly

— spawn is too

— But, you lose all the benefits

— Aka disableable