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Re: continuations

KELLEHER,KEVIN (Non-HP-Roseville,ex1) wrote:

> Continuations may be as simple as can be,
> but I cannot grasp the concept or their use.
> I've been reading Kent Dibvig's "The Scheme Programming
> Language" (among other things) but I just don't get it.
> Could someone suggest a paper I could read (perhaps from 
> http://library.readscheme.org/page6.html)?
> I'm reminded of how obtuse the use of pointers seemed to
> me when I was learning C.  Many explanations limited
> themselves to the statement that a pointer is an address,
> as if that said it all.  It does explain everything, but only
> if you already understand it.  If you don't, the statement
> is gibberish.  You can't jump from that terse statement
> to making a linked list.
> Kevin Kelleher

In Harper's into the SML, there's a pretty good section...


Also, there's a intro here by Denys Duchier...



Jeffrey Palm --> http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~jdp