Escaping from intermediate expression swell: a continuing saga

  • J. A. Padget
7. Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 144)


The notion of a closed continuation is introduced, and a functional dialect of LISP is presented, using function call and return based on this concept, by extension coroutines are shown to be merely a more general form of function. Potential applications for coroutines in algebraic simplification and expression evaluation are suggested, and a specific example of their use is given in a novel attack on the phenomenon of intermediate expression swell in polynomial multiplication.


Polynomial Multiplication Denotational Semantic Bell System Technical Journal Expression Continuation Algebraic Simplification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Padget
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  1. 1.School of MathematicsUniversity of BathAvonEngland

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