Was Function Newbie Question

David Vaughan dvk at dvkconsult.com.au
Mon Dec 9 18:08:00 EST 2002

On Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at 08:40 AM, Dar Scott wrote:

> On Monday, December 9, 2002, at 12:14 AM, Malte Brill wrote:
>> @Dar: I believe I will have to read a lot more until I completely 
>> understand
>> the recursion principle. So I guess I´ll stick to the repeat method at
>> first. I have re-read your post for quite a few times and feel like I 
>> have
>> never written a programm before.
> Here is a little description.  You might want to put this aside until 
> you feel up to looking at recursion again.
> Sometimes you see, in studying recursion, the factorial as an example. 
>  That is a good example in Revolution, so try that if you run across 
> it in your reading.

A thought from a computing teaching acquaintance on understanding a 
recursive routine: When you see within the recursive handler the call 
to itself, assume it works, do not pursue it. That is, if the loop 
works once, it works for all depths.

> Dar Scott
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