Subject: Re: [Q] Beginner's question on recursive call in lisp.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/10/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* "Young-Jin Lee" <>
| Hi, I have a question about loop and recursive call in lisp.

  That is because you still think in another language.  This is very
  evident in how you name your variables.  Stop presuming (or behaving
  as if you are) that all programming languages are essentially the
  same, that it is sufficient to learn to think in the language
  thatTaughtYouToWriteLikeThis and you will observe the need to find
  out what return actually does, meaning: consult a dictionary when
  reading or writing a foreign language, don't just assume that words
  that look a lot like words you know mean the same as they do in the
  language you learned first (that is, use the language specification).

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.