[plt-scheme] self-referential data structures

From: Marco Morazan (morazanm at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Mar 5 14:43:43 EST 2009

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 2:25 PM, aditya shukla
<adityashukla1983 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chapper 9 of htdp describes lists which is a self-referential data structure
> used to process data of arbitrary size.I was wondering the concept of
> self-referential data structure limited to the functional paradigm or we can
> use self-referential ds in imperative languages to process data of arbitrary
> size.Someone please shed some light on this concept.

Self-referential data structures are used in programming and are
commonly used by programmers regardless of the language they are
coding in. The natural implication is that you can use the DR to write
programs coded in any programming language.




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