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Date: 2002-04-08 (08:29)
From: Brian Rogoff <bpr@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Continuations -- summary of replies
Thanks for the summary! A practically oriented page of cool continuation
tricks would be a very useful thing.

Lloyd Allison, who wrote an excellent, short introduction to denotational
semantics, has a few papers on practical uses of continuation passing
style, including one in Java (!) I think.

L.Allison. Continuations implement generators and streams.
    Computer Journal 33(5) 460-465 1990

L. Allison, Generator and search objects in Java.
   J J. Res. and Practice in Inf. Tech.

Some of the papers are available here

I'm a bit surprised by this comment from Olivier Danvy

> Let me conclude with a plea: despite IT technologies, BTA analysis, Meta
> ML, etc., let us resist to CPS style, OK?

I guess he's saying that we shouldn't write CPS style code (I can't say
for sure), but I find some of the nice CPS examples (like his
functional unparsing one) really compelling. Oh well, I'll still be
anxiously awaiting those lecture notes.

-- Brian
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