How has your understanding of loops and repetitive actions changed since you started this class?Show "Answer"
There's no right answer here, but we hope that you feel you have a more
refined and explicit understanding of how repetitive processes start and
stop, and what kinds of patterns they might exhibit. It may not be obvious
(which is why we're asking this question), but by thinking a lot about
loops, and where they should start and stop, what should happen in each
iteration, etc., you are developing a new way to think about certain
problems. And we're about to do that again with recursion.
What is "wishful thinking?"Show Answer
Wishful thinking is when you assume that you have already solved a problem
before starting to solve it. It's a process of willing suspension of
disbelief, just like when you get absorbed in a good story and are willing
to excuse inaccuracies or exaggerations for the sake of the plot (except
maybe a little less entertaining a more deliberate). If used carefully and
with precision, it can be helpful in solving recursive problems.