[Haskell-cafe] Can this be done?

Evan Laforge qdunkan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 08:43:34 EST 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 9:34 PM, Alistair Bayley <alistair at abayley.org> wrote:
> 2009/2/11 Cristiano Paris <cristiano.paris at gmail.com>:
>> I wonder whether this can be done in Haskell (see muleherd's comment):
>> http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/7wi7s/how_continuationbased_web_frameworks_work/
> WASH did/does something similar. You can certainly write applications
> in a similar, workflow-ish style (rather than like a state machine).

To hijack the subject, what happened to WASH?  The paper seemed like
it was full of interesting ideas, but the implementation seems to have
failed to capture many hearts.  Now it seems like a stagnant project.
What were the fatal flaws?

[ paris ]
> I'm interested in the possibility of
> stopping/pickling/unpickling/resuming a computation.

>From what I recall, WASH stores the continuation in the URL, at least
if you turn on that setting...

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