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"Thats all very nice, but what do you think these languages runtimes do under the hood when running on a standard OS? Yes, thats right, they use threading and multi process with shared memory. Reality is what matters, not trendy names and buzzwords."

Structured control constructs like if-then-else statements and while loops are usually implemented under the hood using labels and goto statements, but I would not argue that they are not useful on that account. Restricting the use of dangerous features to a few well-understood idioms makes it easier to reason about the resulting code. Sure, in the end it all compiles down to machine code: that's not the point.

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