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DuCharme, Bob (LNG-CHO) wrote:
> Understanding it and getting the factorial homework assignment done in
> school is one thing, but many people have productive careers without ever
> needing recursion, so they don't get practice at it, so when it comes up
> they avoid it.
> Some people can parallel park their car in their driving test, but they live
> somewhere where they never need to parallel park, so they avoid it when the
> possibility comes up. It doesn't mean they don't know how to drive.
Parallel parking isn't realy fundamental part of driving. A better
analogy could be manual/automatic gear cars - some people never drove
manual one in a lifetime. And they are successful drivers, though with a
limited expertise. But being in Europe, where 80% cars are with manual
gear (ala having to write something in XSLT) they can feel some pain.
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