Programming Languages

Effect Handlers for the Masses

by Jonathan Brachthäuser, Philipp Schuster, and Klaus Ostermann

In Proc. Int’l Conf. Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA). ACM Press, 2018.

This publication is related to the Effekt: Algebraic Effect Handlers research project.

Abstract

Effect handlers are a program structuring paradigm with rising popularity in the functional programming language community and can express many advanced control flow abstractions. We present the first implementation of effect handlers for Java – an imperative, object oriented programming language. Our framework consists of three core components: A type selective CPS transformation via JVM bytecode transformation, an implementation of delimited continuations on top of the bytecode transformation and finally a library for effect handlers in terms of delimited continuations.

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Presentation at OOPSLA 2018

Jonathan Brachthäuser
Researcher
Jonathan Immanuel Brachthäuser
presents the paper Effect Handlers for the Masses at the International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) in Boston, MA, USA.

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Dagstuhl Seminar on Domain-Specific Languages

Jonathan Brachthäuser
Researcher
Jonathan Immanuel Brachthäuser
attends the Dagstuhl-Seminar on “Algebraic Effect Handlers go Mainstream” from April 22 to 27, 2018.

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