[plt-scheme] guido on tail recursion

From: Dimitris Vyzovitis (vyzo at media.mit.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 23 00:01:01 EDT 2009


"I don't believe in recursion as the basis of all programming. This is a 
fundamental belief of certain computer scientists, especially those who 
love Scheme and like to teach programming by starting with a "cons" cell 
and recursion. But to me, seeing recursion as the basis of everything else 
is just a nice theoretical approach to fundamental mathematics (turtles 
all the way down), not a day-to-day tool.


-- vyzo

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