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While I agree that event programming is very different, some of the issues the author brings up can be dealt with by architecting a program for an event based system. I understand that, is the authors gripe. That it is sometimes hard for someone coming from a non event control flow background to adapt at first. But items like the loop example are examples of mixing half control flow and half event based programming. What should be done in that situation is that it should not be returning a list, it should be returning a promise that will get called on completion of the list. Or a more elegant solution would be to notify listeners when a new item of the list is parsed so that they can observe it and see if it is an item that they are interested in. I understand the authors frustration, but it appears to me, that some more articles on best practices would help bring clarity on how to deal with these form of patterns.



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