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Date: 1997-05-08 (19:56)
From: Lyn A Headley <laheadle@m...>
Subject: continuations

I was reading an article about language implementation in Standard ML
(slightly annoying name isn't it?) which described a
continuation-passing interpreter.  It seems that in sml, continuations
are simply unit -> unit functions.  So it seems that any language with
higher-order functions is capable of passing continuations.  This is
not the impression I get from the Scheme camp, who seem to think that
continuations are a special form that only a few almighty languages
support.  Anyone know the full story?