[Python-Dev] Proper tail recursion

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Fri Jul 16 02:24:06 CEST 2004

Guido van Rossum wrote:


> Still -1.  I was understating my case: I find the "recursion is the
> basis of everything" attitude harmful.

How can you then still implement ceval.c in a recursive fashion,
since ceval is the "basis of everything" ???

In that sense, I'd like to discuss the "the Python interpreter
implementaton is harmful" issue.

But why should I bother. You have already reached more than you thought
to reach with your language, so why should I care about reaching you?
You probably wont even consider, so I don't even try, again.
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