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Re: A Patent on Continuations?
Avi Bryant wrote:
> Before everyone gets up in arms - I'm pretty sure that the patent
> mentioned is not for the concept of continuations, but for a particular
> implementation technique: using a metacircular bytecode interpreter to
> allow certain portions of a program to capture first class continuations
> even though the underlying VM (in this case, Java's) doesn't support them.
Indeed, and that is somewhat "new". I was wondering whether anyone
knew what to do in case the patent was worded more sweepingly (as some
indeed tend to be). Or, for that matter, has read the darn thing ...