[plt-scheme] Re: I/O therefore no local

From: wooks (wookiz at hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Mar 3 00:55:57 EST 2010

On Mar 1, 4:04 pm, Matthias Felleisen <matth... at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Mar 1, 2010, at 9:01 AM, wooks wrote:
> But your comments make me think that the exam was  
> written by someone who learned Fortran 77 and so my response was a  
> concise encoding of this explanation.

Actual past Exam question

a) Write X procedure recursively.
b) What is a disadvantage of recursion

None really since for while repeat etc are all syntactic sugar for
programs that can be written tail recursively and the blowing of the
stack by a recursive process is a consequence of the decision by
certain compiler writers not to implement TCO.......

It's not going to get them an A is it? Might even get them an F.

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