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Re: A plea for a new old language
At 3:13 PM -0700 5/8/03, Michael Vanier wrote:
>Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how to do CPS in C.
>How do you create the continuation inside a function?
I'm not doing CPS for C code--there's a limit to how nuts I care to be. :)
Rather, the CPS stuff I'm considering is at the VM level, where the
VM's transfer-of-control uses a form of CPS. So the C code is just C
code, but the sequence of VM instructions a compiler emits does the
CPS thing. I'm working on more details, and I'm getting more and more
convinced as I do this that CPS is the right way to go, suitably
cloaked with a good soft sell for folks.
> > Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 11:27:31 -0400 (EDT)
>> From: "Kevin Kelleher" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> The material on the Parrot website is quite interesting.
>> I don't think that CPS would be hard to justify: you
>> could probably get away with saying that it would make
>> Parrot able to handle a wider variety of languages
>> and programming styles.
>> Since you're using C, could you simply prepare a template
>> or templates for coders who know not CPS? Maybe
>> "template" is not the right word; what I mean is
>> files that have the CPS stuff in place and comments
> > like /*** YOUR CODE GOES HERE ***/
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