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ATCT vs. PicoThreads (Was: Re: A Patent on Continuations?)
Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> > 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".
To my admittedly untrained eye, Velare's Asynchronous Transfer of
Control Threading (ATCT) looks remarkably similar to PicoThreads