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Explaining Continuations

:: programming, scheme, racket, continuations

The other day I was reading through /r/scheme and found an interesting post about continuations. The post did a pretty good job of showing some examples of how to use continuations, but seemed to miss the mark explaining how they work and how to add them into your design. So I thought why not take a crack at it.

“A Continuation is an abstract representation of the control state of a computer program.” Thats how Wikipedia explains it. So it is a snapshot of the current state of your application at some given point in time. But how can that be useful?