About generators

Jeremy Martin jmar777 at gmail.com
Thu May 14 14:52:56 UTC 2015

Hey (author of suspend here): this post was an earlier attempt I had an
explaining some of the concepts involved:

It covers some of the basics, like, what iterators are, how generators
relate to iterators, how generators enable "suspended" execution within the
context of run-to-completion semantics; etc. Hope it helps!

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 10:47 AM, Jason Orendorff <jason.orendorff at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 2:05 AM,  <Mohan.Radhakrishnan at cognizant.com>
> wrote:
> > Thanks. What is the underlying concurrency framework when we use
> generators
> > for concurrent workloads ? Does it depend on the particular VM ?
> Generators aren't for concurrency.
> When a generator runs, it runs in the same thread as the caller. The
> order of execution is sequential and deterministic, and never
> concurrent. Unlike system threads, a generator is only ever suspended
> at points marked by yield in its body.
> (copied from <https://hacks.mozilla.org/2015/05/es6-in-depth-generators/>)
> -j
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Jeremy Martin
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