Re: POSIX shell; bash ash pdksh & /bin/sh
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On Mon, 3 Aug 1998, Raul Miller wrote:
> Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Recursion is not a stupid thing as long as it does not end up in an
> > endless loop.
> Depends on the application. Consider embedded systems (designed to
> run indefinitely).
But this is a completely different issue!
I did not say an endless loop, per se, was a stupid thing. I said that a
recursion which ends up being an endless loop is probably a bad designed one.
(For a well designed recursive function, I was told that it had to finish
"some day", otherwise you don't get the desired output result!).
[ If you still want to talk about endless loops, recursion, and such I
would suggest to continue by private email ].
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