Iterative vs. Recursive coding

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Fri Aug 20 17:23:23 CEST 2010

Steven D'Aprano a écrit :
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 22:00:16 +0000, Martin Gregorie wrote:
>> Recursion can be quite a trick to get your mind round at first
> Really? Do people actually find the *concept* of recursion to be tricky?

I onced worked in a shop (Win32 desktop / accouting applications mainly) 
where I was the only guy that could actually understand recursion. FWIW, 
I also was the only guy around that understood "hairy" (lol) concepts 
like callback functions, FSM, polymorphism, hashtables, linked lists, 
ADTs, algorithm complexity etc...

Needless to say, I didn't last long !-)

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