[Python-Dev] Proper tail recursion

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Jul 20 01:34:06 CEST 2004

> > I also haven't seen the use case that requires this and couldn't
> > easily be fixed by changing the data structure or code slightly.
> > (Andrew Koenig's theoretical objections don't count as use cases.)
> Didn't we just hear that this problem affects pickling?

That's a rather special case, and unless you have a trick to eliminate
tail recursion C too, it won't help us much.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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