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

: 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 without an enormous
performance penalty on commodity CPUs?

My citeseeker search was less than satisfactory, only turning up Dirk
Grunwald, 1994.  I would have expected more investigation in this
area, considering the utility for parallel OOPL compilers, Actor
systems, etc.