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Re: why tail recursion matters and why Java isn't it

Peter Seibel wrote:
 > If I find certain algorithms easier to think of in terms of a loop
 > (do this, do that, then go back to the beginning unless I'm done)
 > what does that mean?


This shows serious lack of indoctrination.

Thou shalt understand looping as syntax for simple recursion.

Thou shalt understand recursion as syntax for the least fixed point
of a continuous monotonic functional.