[erlang-questions] Can not understand the example.

LUKE <>
Fri Jan 19 16:35:32 CET 2007


-module(tut1).
-export([fac/1]).

fac(1) ->
    1;
fac(N) ->
    N * fac(N - 1).
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How can i know the function will STOP at N=1?
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-module(tut4).

-export([list_length/1]).

list_length([]) ->
    0;    
list_length([First | Rest]) ->
    1 + list_length(Rest).

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How can i know the loop will stop when First=[ ]?
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How to explain theses code?

In perl:
for (my $i=0;$i<=10;$i++){
....
}

It is very clear the process will stop when $i > 10.

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