From: Lyn A Headley (
Date: Wed May 07 1997 - 18:24:31 MET DST

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Subject: continuations
Date: Wed, 07 May 1997 11:24:31 -0500
From: Lyn A Headley <>


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?


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