In this work, we explore this connection by examining the operational characteristics of call-by-need evaluation, as modeled by Ariola and Felleisen's call-by-need lambda calculus.
By a series of reasoning steps, we systematically unpack the standard-order reduction relation of the calculus and discover a novel abstract machine definition which, like the calculus, goes "under lambdas."
Unlike traditional abstract machines, delimited control plays a significant role in the machine's behavior. In particular, the machine replaces the manipulation of a heap using store-based effects with disciplined management of the evaluation stack using control-based effects. In short, state is replaced with control.
articulate this observation, we use the abstract machine to motivate
and develop a simulation of call-by-need in a call-by-value language
that supports delimited control operations.
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