Recursion occurs when a function calls itself to perform an operation. A recursive function will continue to call itself until a base case is reached. Kyle introduces this concept and shares some thoughts on its perceived complexity.
(funky music)…- Recursion's one of those things that tends…to bend people's brains.…I find that sad.…It's kind of like if we look at the state of most adults,…now I know in a developer crowd,…we have some selection bias here,…if I ask most developers what do you think about math?…Probably not going to get…a lot of negative reactions from things.…Some people are probably very pro math.…I certainly as a computer scientist…I took a whole bunch of math classes,…so math doesn't scare me,…but if you ask the general populous about math,…well they,…some people will just have a visceral reaction.…
And I find that so sad…that math is not just something that some people…that many people would say,…ah you know math's fine…but I don't really care that much about it.…That would be fine to me.…What's sad is that math has this negative connotation…in some of these minds and I think recursion is similar.…Recursion is often times one of those things,…it's kind of like regular expressions as another example,…it's a very polarizing topic.…
This course was created by Frontend Masters. It was originally released on 03/08/2016. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Pure functions
- Manual composition
- Composition utility
- List operations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Pure Functions
2. Composition and Immutability
3. Closure and Recursion
4. List Operations
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