Work Patterns: Get the continuation

Where the continuation is the next step; find out what it is at the beginning, when hopefully you still have access to whatever is giving you a task to begin with.

The term continuation comes from programming, typically functional programming, where the continuation is a procedure to call when the current function is done. Sometimes multiple continuations are passed, where which one gets executed depends on the calculations done. The really fun ones use ‘current continuation’, which makes a closure on the current stack and local variables and then runs it multiple times.

Posted Friday, September 22nd, 2006 under Uncategorized.

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