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For me, examples of mise en abyme is a film shot in a movie, or story read from a book in a book. In CS, it means a function called from another function ... which is not necessarily recursivity :)
I think in France everyone learns this term at least in high school, specifically applied to literature, and the way I was taught is that something in the inner story reflects something in the outer story. So for example, you'd talk about the "mise en abyme" of a specific relationship between two characters. This brings it a bit closer to self-similar recursion, but I agree it's still quite different and generally not about fully self-referential concepts (IMO Wikipedia goes a bit over the top in that regard).
Please read and follow the HN guideline about not calling names:
To see what I am talking about, imagine instead of the link this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursion
But your flagged comment was obviously personally rude, and therefore much worse than what the other person posted. No matter how ridiculous someone's opinion is, if you can't comment civilly and substantively, please don't post here.
I agree with you about the article. In fact I was the moderator who boosted it (as described at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11662380 and the links back from there.) But all that is secondary to the need to be civil, which the life of the community depends on.
I just wanted to share that for a French speaker (not even for a native French speaker) the phrase "mise en abyme" is very familiar. So there is nothing about me personally not liking the article.
a proper mise en abyme btw