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Recursion

  • Niklaus Wirth

Abstract

Procedures may not only be called, but can call procedures themselves. Since any procedure that is visible can be called, a procedure may call itself. This self-reactivation is called recursion. Its use is appropriate when an algorithm is recursively defined and in particular when applied to a recursively defined data structure.

Keywords

Recursive Call Recursion Procedure Module Permute Chess Board Syntactic Correctness 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Niklaus Wirth
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  1. 1.Institut für InformatikETHZürichGermany

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