A historical sketch of the discovery of continuations. This is interesting both beacuse continuations are such an important concept and for the sociological/historical insight:
...the early history of continuations is a sharp reminder that original ideas are rearely born in full generality, and that their communication is not always a simple straightforward task.
The paper lists many interesting references.
One bonus is the side story on how GoTo statement Considered Harmful was born.
Posted to theory by Ehud Lamm on 2/19/01; 1:00:15 AM