proper tail calls still out of es4?

Peter Michaux petermichaux at
Wed Jul 9 21:10:30 PDT 2008

Hi Brendan,

Thanks for the reply...

On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 3:52 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> My belief is that if proper tail calls are to make a come-back, it will be
> through implementors leading the way. As discussed in the linked documents
> cited above, support by popular implementations on the web would tend to
> force a de-facto standard. This might not be evident by the time ES4 is
> standardized, but it could be folded into a successor standard.

How could one go about campaigning for Spidermonkey to lead the way by
including proper tail calls?


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