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- Subject: Re: How to do actual recursive functions in Lua?
- From: David Kastrup <dak@...>
- Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 09:36:15 +0200
Roberto Ierusalimschy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Ok, call me stupid, but a recursive function in my book would be one
>> that can call itself and is self-contained.
>> [...] this is _not_ a self-contained recursive function [...] to get a
>> self-contained recursive function?
> If a recursive function should be self contained, why do you need to
> write "self-contained recursive function"? ;)
As a lexical closure. You can always get around those if you avoid
colliding argument names. But being able to reduce something to a level
where you don't even have to think about it is somewhat more satisfying.