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Chapter 6. Methods: A Deeper Look > Introduction to Recursion

6.13. Introduction to Recursion

The programs we’ve discussed so far are generally structured as methods that call one another in a disciplined, hierarchical manner. For some problems, however, it is useful to have a method call itself. Such a method is known as a recursive method. A recursive method can be called either directly or indirectly through another method. We now consider recursion conceptually, then present several programs containing recursive methods.


  

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