Re: Continuations for Procedural to Event Driven Code Transformations

From: David Halls <>
Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 13:52:06 +0100

David McClain wrote:

> Here is another paper related to the previous one on Lisp/RPC and socket
> communications. I have actually transformed STk using the technique described
> in this paper to accommodate the need for system responsiveness. Using socket
> based comminucations properly requires:

Matthew Fuchs wrote something along these lines in his Dreme thesis -

How to escape the ubiquitous GUI event loop and eliminate the tortured, 
dismembered programming style it engenders. The essential realization is that
"reactive programming" with callbacks is really a twisted form of Continuation
Passing Style, a source code transformation commonly used in compilers for
functional languages. 
Received on Mon May 20 1996 - 14:54:20 CEST

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