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Re: Demystifying continuations
>>>>> ":Kevin" == :Kevin Kelleher <KevinKelleher@usa.net> writes:
:Kevin> It's quite readable. I think that now I have a crude
:Kevin> idea of what continuations are - a continuation is
:Kevin> a "goto with parameters": as opposed to a function
:Kevin> that returns to its caller, a continuation passes
:Kevin> control to some other function. It's possible to
:Kevin> have a programming language in which every function
:Kevin> ends in a continuation.
You may be confusing continuations with "tail calls".
A tail call can be described as a "goto with parameters" but I really
don't think that's a good description of continuations. There have
already been some nice descriptions of continuations on this thread,
so I won't add my version.
Greg firstname.lastname@example.org (617)253-5807