Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Re: Continuations for web programming?

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Don, obviously, the RDBMS is persistent storage, AKA, it is one example of, "someplace that won't vanish when your web server restarts".

I notice that Paul Graham, and most others who talk about the beauty of using continuations or closures for web programming, never mention what happens when their big Lisp (or whatever) server-side web application restarts, which makes me suspect that they're just keeping them in memory, no persistence at all. Which obviously is Not Good Enough much of the time. ("Why is my shopping cart empty all of a sudden?")