[TYPES] Best pedagogical presentation of CPS?

François Pottier francois.pottier at inria.fr
Wed Feb 14 13:13:29 EST 2018

Dear Benli,

Le 14/02/2018 à 18:53, Benjamin C. Pierce a écrit :
> What is the best presentation of the continuation-passing transform and its proof of correctness?

I recently taught CPS and its proof of correctness, formulated
in a small-step style. Despite the huge literature on CPS I had
some surprises and wrote down some of my findings in this paper
(in submission):


The paper is still more complicated than I would like. I am
thinking that perhaps the "small-step simulation diagram"
approach is too complex, and a proof based on a big-step
operational semantics would be simpler. Investigating this
is on my TODO list for next year.

The slides of my lecture on CPS are here:


I hope this is useful. Your comments are welcome!

François Pottier
francois.pottier at inria.fr

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