new SSA IL
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 23:11:09 -0500
If goto's pass arguments, is their semantics assignment to the argument?
I.e., I am in a `function', x is in scope (it is the piece of the list I am
working on), I call myself with the tail of x as an arguemnt. Thus you
really do have mutation of variables, right?
I'm surprised that you say that the dominator condition could be done in the
current world by rewriting the syntax tree. This wouldn't be possible if it
was a matter of blocks not nesting I would think.
It is amusing that the whole thing some what reminds me of the ICFP contest
and the realization that block structuring is bad from the point of view of a
As to mutually recursive continuation (I assume always only via tail calls) I
remember commenting on the paper about that and you saying that that was
probably the way to go in general.
Re the hackers guide, I would love to start hacking, but would need the
hackers guide to begin. (Enough moaning from me.)