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DuCharme, Bob (LNG-CHO) wrote:

>Peter Hunsberger wrote:
>>Some how I don't think one can claim to understand programing if you don't
>>understand recursion.  Recursion is a fundamental concept in Computer
>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. 
to extend your analogy, if you can't parallel park there's places you 
just don't go.... programs you'll never write. a whole world of 
adventure missed.

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