|Thunk routines DAVEJ3@Prodigy.Net (DAVEJ3) (1998-02-20)|
|Re: Thunk routines email@example.com (1998-03-03)|
|Re: Thunk routines firstname.lastname@example.org (1998-03-03)|
|Re: Thunk routines Nick.Roberts@dial.pipex.com (Nick Roberts) (1998-03-06)|
|Re: Thunk routines email@example.com (1998-03-06)|
|Date:||20 Feb 1998 17:56:03 -0500|
|Organization:||Prodigy Services Corp|
|Keywords:||history, question, comment|
Does anybody know where the routine name Thunk came from?
[It was coined about 1960 to describe the callback routines needed to
implement call-by-name, shortly after the Algol60 committee realized
they'd invented call-by-name by mistake. -John]
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