|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)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Amspoker)|
|Date:||3 Mar 1998 10:50:21 -0500|
DAVEJ3 <DAVEJ3@Prodigy.Net> wrote:
>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]
Thank you for the reality check on "thunk". For ages I always thought that's
what it was (used to implement call-by-name) but it seems that the usage has
changed in recent years - refering to a glue layer between incompatible
modules. I figured I remembered incorrectly.
Scott Amspoker |
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