19.4.08

Recursion

So the other day I was programming in QBASIC and discovered something dissapointing: you cannot recurse in QBASIC.  (In case you are wondering what recursion is, you need to understand recursion in order to understand recursion.)  It's kind of a bummer for me because I was writing the typical beginner's exercise of recursively calculating factorials in order to brush up my BASIC.  

(I also discovered that my BASIC syntax has been thouroughly polluted by C++ and Java =[  ).

This post lands squarely in the category of "it might be important to know if you're at a party and someone asks...like that's ever gonna happen."

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