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Re: So, what the heck is a continuation anyway?

  > From: Tony Kimball <alk@pobox.com>
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  > Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 20:58:00 -0600
  > Reply-To: alk@pobox.com
  > Cc: ll1-discuss@ai.mit.edu
  > : Unless you heap allocate all values, copying the stack naively 
  > : will be a problem. 
  > This suggests a question, which may be of interest to many list
  > members: Is there some good academic work on how to use
  > garbage-collected heap activation frames 

Pls check out Andrew Appel's SML of New Jersey compiler. He documented the
compiler in a book called "compiling with continuations." It's a bit dated. 

Notice that "continuation" in his book title is different from the one the
list is discussing right now. 

  > without an enormous
  > performance penalty on commodity CPUs?

Hmph, SML runs on non-float stuff pretty much as fast as C (so he claims). 
Is that good enough? I don't know. They are trying to do better. 

-- Matthias