[plt-scheme] Scheme Optimizing Compiler References

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Apr 29 19:35:23 EDT 2009

Here's a good place to start:


I can say that neither the mzc bytecode compiler or the Scheme->C
compiler is CPS-based.


On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Paulo J. Matos <pocmatos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Not directly regarding to PLT-Scheme but still, I have been reading on
> a very old phd thesis (since I found a copy of it in my lab that was
> going to be thrown away):
> Orbit: an optimizing compiler for Scheme, Kranz, 1988
> I am wondering what kind of references follow up on this work.
> Moreover, it is said in the beginning of the thesis that conventional
> compiler techniques are not 'good' enough for Scheme and that it was
> recognized that a compiler model based on continuation passing was
> better. Twenty one years after this being written is this still true?
> How has it been done with mzc?
> I would appreciate a comment on this and if it ends up generating a
> discussion, better still! :)
> Cheers,
> --
> Paulo Jorge Matos - pocmatos at gmail.com
> Webpage: http://www.personal.soton.ac.uk/pocm
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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