Theory and Practice of Logic Programming vol:13 issue:4-5 pages:533-546
International Conference on Logic Programming edition:29 location:Istanbul, Turkey date:24-29 August 2013
Delimited continuations are a famous control primitive that originates in the functional programming world. It allows the programmer to suspend and capture the remaining part of a computation in order to resume it later. We put a new Prolog-compatible face on this primitive and specify its semantics by means of a meta-interpreter. Moreover, we establish the power of delimited continuations in Prolog with several example definitions of high-level language features. Finally, we show how to easily and effectively add delimited continuations support to the WAM.