Today I Learned

Some of the things I've learned every day since Oct 10, 2016

70: Corecursion

Corecursion, a sort of dual procedure to recursion, starts with a base case and builds upon it iteratively, as opposed to recursion which breaks down towards a base case.

A good example of corecursion is the evaluation of a stream, which starts from a base case (the first item in the stream as well as a method for computing the rest of the stream), and uses it to iteratively produce the rest of the infinite data structure.


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