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Future Research

The dreams system has suggested a number of areas for future exploration. Most of these areas have not been more than cursorily explored by this author. Some of the areas involve extensions to the object oriented metaphor; other involve the merging of exception handling by means of continuations.

A system involving closures and continuations that supports input and output of all object -- messages, closures (or dreams), and tasks (or continuations) begs for multiprocessing. Some of the ramifications of applying the dreams concepts to more than one processing element are also discussed here.


Robert J. Brown