Adding to this, MIT at one stage produced a great
functional language called HOPE . Anybody who is interested in
functional programming should have a look at this.
----- Original Message -----
From: Smelly Pooh <plop at redbrick.dcu.ie>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: 03 November 1999 12:50
Subject: Re: [ILUG] impressive...
> In reply to Mel's flatulent wordings,
> > On Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> In theory and practice, there are many tasks that are always better
> in terms of recursive functions, the factorial function being a prime
> The problem is that only functional languages are really built to handle
> recursion. Imperative languages such as C or PERL call each recursive
> function like any other function, hence the stack space problem,
> languages are built in such a way that they can make use of a concept
> tail recursion.
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