[REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers...
From: agem:crosswinds at: 10-Jul-2001 18:08
RE: [REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers...
its the proto for the Zine i hope?
> Hi, Paul,
> Paul Tretter wrote:
> > Since I'm relatively new at programming, can you explain what
> > is meant by recursion and iteration? I just want to learn ;)
> is just the conventional jargon for "repetition" (as
> in "let me re-iterate" instead of "let me repeat"). The words
> LOOP, FOR, FOREACH, UNTIL, and (of course) REPEAT are all ways
> of doing iteration in REBOL.
> basically means something which is defined in terms
> of itself, such as a function that calls itself, directly or
> indirectly. (The standard joke, from the Jargon File, is
> recursion n. See recursion. See also tail recursion.