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1 General or introductory materials
1.1 Powerful metaphors, images
- “In computing, a continuation is a representation of the execution state of a program (for example, the call stack) at a certain point in time” (Wikipedia's Continuation).
- “Continuations represent the future of a computation, as a function from an intermediate result to the final result“ (Continuation monad section in Jeff Newbern's All About Monads)
- Wikipedia's Continuation is a surprisingly good introductory material on this topic. See also Continuation-passing style.
- Yet Another Haskell Tutorial written by Hal Daume III contains a section on continuation passing style (4.6 Continuation Passing Style, pp 53-56)
- HaWiki has a page on ContinuationPassingStyle, and some related pages linked from there, too.
- David Madore's A page about
call/ccdescribes the concept, and his The Unlambda Programming Language page shows how he implemented this construct in an esoteric functional programming language.