recursive routine


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Noun1.recursive routine - a routine that can call itself
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
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Its algebraic programming language, Atlas Autocode (an Algol-60 dialect) had nested block structure, dynamic array dimensioning, and recursive routines, features that I recognized then as vitally important and whose fundamental significance was revealed to me some years later after studying the theory of computation.
Fortran-8x or preferably ADA/Algol-68 will have dynamic array dimensioning, recursive routines, and nested block structure.
While Fortran-8x will allow recursive routines, the s8.

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