A while ago I asked Fixed point, what does it mean in the world of computer science?
While the answers did help me to understand what Fixed point meant, the answers left me in a murky world when ever I thought about what a fixed point meant. In other words, no clear definition poped into my mind and I would wonder about in thought trying to match up a definition with what I was trying to learn or understand.
Today I was watching the video Categories for the Working Programmer by Jeremy Gibbons in which he stated: (Time index: 33:00)
It's fix point because it's the solution of a recursive equation.
And I thought that makes sense; is it really that simple?
So the question is:
Can the definition of fix point be thought of simply as
"It's the solution of a recursive equation."