proper tail calls

Neil Mix nmix at pandora.com
Tue Jan 22 11:46:27 PST 2008


> Others argue that this syntactic penalty box means no one will use
> PTC; the cursed view of tail calls and recursion will not fade away.

Interesting -- I'd love to know more about why that is.  Dave  
Herman's example in the ticket isn't so bad once the annotation is  
placed on the function call.  If this is such a highly desired  
feature, how is it that it will be shunned if given a light syntactic  
overhead?




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