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  • Passing the new arguments in as the return value of the yield is the only way that makes sense to me. Rebinding the original arguments might be very far removed from the yield statement (the coroutine might have started in one block of code, but the yield might be the n'th sub child, where the original arguments are totally inaccessible and will not be accessible until all of the nested subs have finished yielding partial results and have returned back to the the grandparent code that actually has access to
    • Additionally, it makes sense that the argument list for "start a new sequence" is different from "continue to find the next sequence element". The first argument list will contain arguments that are global to the entire sequence; while the second will be more local in meaning. The canonical coroutine example is a walker for a binary tree. The call that starts walking the tree might have an argument that chooses pre-order, in-order, or post-order traversal. That argument would not make sense for one of the get-next calls, but other arguments might (perhaps a temporary filter argument, for example).