Improving ECMAScript as a compilation target

Allen Wirfs-Brock Allen.Wirfs-Brock at
Fri Feb 13 11:42:12 PST 2009

>Can you get off the fence on adding goto? How about call/cc?

For now, I only have problems, not solutions.  However, I think it is debatable whether call/cc is more approachable to beginners (who admittedly don't write compilers) than goto. Call/cc is probably less of an attractive nuisance as many simply don't understand it. It also is likely to have a larger impact upon implementations.

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