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Re: The fundamental concept of continuations

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: The fundamental concept of continuations
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 09:21:51 -0400
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address@hidden writes:

> On Oct 8, 10:59 pm, Barb Knox <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Lambda calculus.  Instead of function A returning to its caller, the
>> caller provides an additional argument (the "continuation") which is a
>> function B to be called by A with A's result(s).  In pure "continuation
>> style" coding, nothing ever "returns" a result.
>> It is easy to mechanically transform normal function-style lambda
>> calculus into continuation-style, but the reverse is not so.
> Explanation and reference please

Read R5RS or R6RS, the passage on call-with-current-continuation is similar in 
texts ( ).

For lambda calculus, look it up on Wikipedia.  Alonzo Church is the
name you're looking for.


Joel J. Adamson
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