And no, Stroustroup did NOT do this in the C++ book and also no, Knuth didn’t do this in AOCP :)

@lkundrak reason enough to print a second edition IMHO. What an oversight! :)

@lkundrak @jwildeboer only real oldtimers (of which I am) have this hardcore version! :ac_heart:

@jwildeboer Ah darn, Kernighan didn't do it in "The Go Programming Language". I guess I'll pencil it in.

A classic book, I have it somewhere I'm pretty sure. I had two copies, but I think my ex stole one.

@jwildeboer at least the exit condition comes first 😄


Cool 😃

If you want to understand recursion, you need to understand recursion …

A good one from Common LISP the Language 2ed, Guy Steele

@jwildeboer Turns out you can be nerdy _and_ funny _and_ not racist/misogynist/ableist. Who knew!?

@jwildeboer just now learning about recursion using python and I got to say Im a bit lost on how to use it in any given situation.

I mightve actually "got" this joke. Maybe.

@jwildeboer I learned C from that book! It was my bible for a long time...

Bit late but now I was finally able to check my old copy, and yes, I have the same edition as you have. :)

Their humor is more subtle than Adam Saddler's.

@jwildeboer They wouldn't have had this issue if they had refactored this as a stack problem

@jwildeboer Thanks for the tip. I had to check but it was lost on the French translation (Second edition). I'm glad I got the English version of the book as well.

@jwildeboer Sadly, the Dutch translator or their editor were a bit humorless. The joke was not in the translation. 😞

@jwildeboer I have a copy somewhere, I'm sure I haven't thrown -that- book out.

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