Control reduction theories: the benefit of structural substitution

@article{Ariola2008ControlRT,
  title={Control reduction theories: the benefit of structural substitution},
  author={Zena M. Ariola and Hugo Herbelin},
  journal={J. Funct. Program.},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={373-419}
}
The historical design of the call-by-value theory of control relies on the reification of evaluation contexts as regular functions and on the use of ordinary term application for jumping to a continuation. To the contrary, the λCtp control calculus, developed by the authors, distinguishes between jumps and terms. This alternative calculus, which derives from Parigot’s λμ-calculus, works by direct structural substitution of evaluation contexts. We review and revisit the legacy theories of… CONTINUE READING
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