Google’s Recursion Loop Easter Egg

Google never fails to entertain us. This time when you search for Recursion on Google, it keeps on running spell check and displays Did you mean: recursion again and again.

Recursion is the term usually used in Computer Science and this word generally means – to have a activity again and again, forever because the activity itself consist of same activity. It is like two mirrors facing each other and displaying infinite trail of opposite images.

In recursion, the objects are repeated for infinite times. The iteration runs forever. Google displays this quality when you search for recursion.

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Despite of clicking on recursion from spell checker – Did you mean, Google will keep on displaying it. Though the spelling is right, Google keeps on telling it again and again.

Try –

[via Reddit]

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Filed under Google Tricks. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on March 9, 2012.

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Looks like Google has rectified this.

this is a play on the meaning of recursion by google.

@Jameson – you’re stupid.

Yay for Google :)

Recursion doesn’t necessarily go on forever. There is almost always a “base case” whereby the recursive function stops calling itself. For instance the factorial function can be defined as f(x) = x * f(x-1) [if x>1] f(1) = 1. A function that continues to go on forever becomes a problem, because it would never return anything. This usually happens when the base case is poorly done or it receives an input that never reaches the base case (in the previous example, 2.5 or -1 would cause this problem)

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