GOTO statement considered awesome
As I surveyed my requirements, I realized that what I most wanted was for a subroutine to be able to pause in the middle and resume sometime later -- maybe even after a reboot of the whole program. Was that so much to ask?
The answer to this question took me on a strange journey via coroutines, CPS transforms, state machines, exotic language features, distributed computing -- until finally dumping me in a place of relative joy and contentment.
As they say, the spice must flow. But how it flows, and where, is largely up to us.
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