moshez at math.huji.ac.il
Fri Feb 25 17:31:08 CET 2000
On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Steve Holden wrote:
> I was thinking more of the need for stack traceback when errors were
> detected. I agree that a call at the end of a try block is not a
> tail call. I am just concerned that tail call optimization would lose
> important debugging context unless you substitute some mechanism which
> retains the required information, which would defeat the point of the
> optimization. Uncaught exceptions are handled at main level, and
> need full dynamic context.
> Or have I missed something?
Yes: the definition of "full dynamic context".
You're not objecting that in
for i in range(10):
The dynamic context does not include the context for i=0,...,8
But you do claim that in
The dynamic context includes that for i=0,...,8
I will repeat my claim, that no one except someone expecting
tail-optimization does "return f(x)".
but-it-doesn't-mean-it's-worth-it-ly y'rs, Z.
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