Is continuation passing style conversion still used as an intermediate language?

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  • thorin2

    The Higher ORder INtermediate representation - next gen

    There are intermediate representations in actively maintained compilers that rely on CPS at least partly. Examples are SML/NJ (as described here) and Flambda 2 for OCaml. Moreover, there are quite a few recently proposed IRs that are based on CPS. This not only includes IRs for functional languages, like those proposed in Farvadin and Reppy 2020 or Quiring et al. 2021 for example, but also for more imperative languages, see, e.g., Jung et al. 2018 or Leißa et al. 2015 (also see Thorin 2).

  • effekt

    A research language with effect handlers and lightweight effect polymorphism

    Yes, for you this is the right decision. But for us going to CPS makes everything significantly easier and in cases where you do use control effects significantly faster. For our language Effekt we are exploring different tradeoffs in different backends.

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