C functions may be used recursively; that is, a function may call itself
either directly or indirectly. Uninquiring souls may take this as just
another peculiarity of those C folk, of whose ways their neighbours speak
little to outsiders but much among themselves.
Keener news-followers, however, wondered at the events of the winter of
1927-28, the abnormally large number of calls placed upon the stack, the
swiftness with which that list was sorted, the disturbing lack of heap
allocation throughout the proceedings, and the secrecy surrounding the
People in the nearby towns had talked about C for nearly a century, and
nothing new could be wilder or more hideous than what they had whispered
and hinted years before. Many things had taught them secrecy, and there was
now no need to exert pressure on them.
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