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Re: So, what the heck is a continuation anyway?
> From: Tony Kimball <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 20:58:00 -0600
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> : 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.