Is it possible to express a "recursive" function like factorial without using recursion or iteration? The answer--often surprising--is yes. The technique involved--expressing recursive functions as fixed-points--leads to a more fundamental understanding of recursion.
Wow, there's a lovely world that needs to be explored
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Erlang, F#, ...
Over the last weekend I wanted to have a go at porting Oliver Steele's string lambda into Erlang. And here is the result ..
functional programming beauty
In Haskell we essentially use recursion, this mean defining a function using itself definition.