It was something of a shock to him when she raised an action of Declarator of Marriage -- and got a warrant stopping him from leaving the country.
In 1830 William Chambers wrote that Declarator of Marriage actions were `in almost every instance, initiated by women in the lower ranks of life, and especially house servants, against men in better circumstances', and considered `the ease with which they generally establish their point as very injurious'.
It would be naive to consider all the women who raised Declarator of Marriage cases as victims.
While Fortran-8x will allow recursive routines, the s8.104 specification says that these must be qualified with the RECURSIVE declarator. If subroutine call and return is implemented by the well-known mechanism of using a stack for the return addresses, there is no penalty in CPU time and memory usage (compared with alternative mechanism), and the bonus of recursion is obtained automatically, i.e., without any modifications (to allow for recursion) to either the parser or the code generator.
Thus, the RECURSIVE declarator is totally redundant.