Compiling with Continuations

On the PLT list, the original poster asked about dynamic, static scope and closures. Shriram replied that:

My favorite reference for these kinds of questions is Andrew Appel’s Compiling with Continuations. If you ignore the slightly intimidating title, just about every question along these lines is answered – by the author of the Standard ML compiler. It is, I believe, a vast improvement over its successor, the Tiger book.

The book has been mentioned a few time before. It seems to be available here.

(via PLT)

3 thoughts on “Compiling with Continuations”

  1. Even though CwC is a bit tough sometimes (I don’t fancy the fonts that make formulas hard to read), it’s indeed a great book about compilation, let aside continuations.

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