Today I found a short yet interesting article on codeproject (which is the place to be if your interested in the latest C# developments) on recursion versus iteration. It explains that it should be common practice to use iterative methods instead of recursive, especially because of possible stack overflows. If you can’t avoid recursion, the article also explains a technique called “memoization” (without the ‘r’ ). This is basically a key-value collection (such as a generic dictionary) that remembers the result of a previous function call so the output doesn’t need to be calculated again.
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The full article by Eyal Lantzman is available here