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"DuCharme, Bob (LNG-CHO)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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.
To avoid recursion in tree processing (isn't this what XSLT and XQuery are
all about)? This should be impossible by definition. Remember that the
definition of a tree is recursive itself.