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Sat Jul 16 12:20:13 CEST 2011

Lifting to CPS computations

Why do i need to lift to (a -> M b) and not (M a -> M b)?

    cps1 f a   = CPS (\k -> k (f a))
    cps2 f a b = CPS (\k -> k (f a b)) 

The thing is that these are really just return.


What I find strange is that this seems so "easy".  I.e. instead of

  f1 a b = do
    sa <- sinCPS a
    sb <- sinCPS b
    mulCPS sa sb

why not do

  f1 a b = return ((sin a) * (sin b))

The thing is that this monad does not allow room for tracking the data
flow.  I have a CPS monad but I'm not using it yet for what I intend =
to construct a SSA node list.  Then of course (different monad!) these
two forms are not equivalent.

The rule should be:
  1. only use "blessed" lifted ops
  2. do not pass result of nested computations to return




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