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how write a new function without recursion call


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Hi at all,

please read this function:

            function cc(letters, comb, m, k) {

var ret=[];
                if (k == 0) {
                    ret.push(comb);
                } else {
                    for (var i=m; i<= letters.length-k; ++i) {
                        cc(letters, comb+"  "+letters+' ', i+1, k-1);
                    }
                }

return ret;
            }

Function cc() calc combinations of numbers or letters or any other object like words, colors ........ .

to call cc():

var c=new Array(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9);// it can be  an array of letters or of any other object

var k=3;//size of any combination that can be 2 or 3 or 4 ...... or more

var start=0;

demo:

var r=cc(c,"",start,k);

It work very well but I do not love recursion call.
How can I do to obtein the some result without recursion call?
Thank you very much

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In an easy way?  No.  You need nested loops, and the number of loops you write is going to set a maximum value for parts of what the function can do.  Recursion is how you avoid that, you can use a much more elegant piece of code to do that kind of thing if you use recursion.  The code you posted doesn't actually do anything though, it never returns a value other than an empty array when k is greater than 0.  It might have gotten messed up because you didn't post it in a code box, maybe there's something left out, I'm not sure.

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