[mercury-users] Locally defined recursive procedures in Mercury

Ralph Becket rafe at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sun Jun 5 14:21:06 AEST 2005

Gregory D. Weber, Saturday,  4 June 2005:
> Is it possible to define a recursive procedure within another
> procedure, similar to Scheme's letrec or CommonLisp's labels?  

The short answer is "no".  We have discussed adding named local
preds/funcs to Mercury, but it's not trivial to implement and to
date we haven't found writing separate preds/funcs (i.e. non-local
ones) to be that much hassle.

-- Ralph
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