[plt-scheme] web programming, continuation, CPS transform, etc.

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 30 19:22:19 EDT 2007

On Apr 30, 2007, at 7:21 PM, Yin-So Chen wrote:

> On 4/30/07, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> As far as we are concerned, the exploration of continuation in the
> context of interactive web programming was our primary motivation to
> do research in this area.
> We have done other things for the web server, but I wouldn't consider
> them 'research.'
> CPS and ANF are general topics, only coincidentally related to the
> web server.
> I see - if continuation is *the* way - then perhaps "serializable"  
> continuation (so another web server instance anywhere on the  
> network can load it "cheaply" and resume computation) would be the  
> path toward scalability ;)

Yes. ICFP'05 is a step in this direction. There are others. -- Matthias

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