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Sun Mar 29 16:29:02 CEST 2009

Forth vs. C

I'm trying to see why a single (indexable) stack for both
continuations AND environment is so different from having the two
separated.  Also compare the forth 2 stacks with the E and K stacks
from the CEK machine.

http://www.cs.utah.edu/~mflatt/past-courses/cs6520/public_html/s00/secd.ps
http://www.cs.utah.edu/plt/publications/pllc.pdf  6.4 p73
http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/2423

Maybe I should implement a CEK machine and see how it behaves compared
to Forth?  I.e. identify where data sharing is introduced.

Maybe the key is in 'let' : it introduces an element in the
environment E, but leaves the continuation intact.  Which operation
leaves the environment intact but changes the continuation?



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