Recursion is recursive

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So how on earth do you even attempt to explain what recursion is to someone who just can't get it?

The first time I struggled with this concept, I just had to accept it as is. By groping around endlessly in the dark, I just hoped that if I used it often enough I would figure it out some day.

Believe it or not that day did come. All of a sudden the last piece of the puzzle fell nicely in place and it all made perfect sense.

Truly elegant, that is if you can figure it out.

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And which piece of the puzzle was it that made "the light go on", so to speak?

The piece that fell right in place and itself became a new complete puzzle missing a similar piece of the puzzle that needed filling in.

:-) What was was the base case?

Base case, what base case?

The base case of the recursion, of course :-)

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