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[REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers...

From: agem:crosswinds at: 10-Jul-2001 18:08

RE: [REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers... Hi Joel, its the proto for the Zine i hope? Great! -Volker [joel--neely--fedex--com] wrote:
> 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 ;) > > > > Certainly! > > Iteration > 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. > > Recursion > 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. >