Stackless Python, Tail Recursion and Functional Programming

Tim Peters at
Tue Jan 14 01:53:56 CET 2003

> question du jour...
> ***
> Does stackless python optimize tail recursion?
> ***

> It does not.

> Darn. The truth hurts ;)

[Christian Tismer]
> Always believe in Tim.
> He's always telling the truth.

Except when I'm paid not to -- but nobody is paying me enough for that these
days.  Ouch -- truth *does* hurt <wink>!

> until-I-change-it- ly y'rs -- chris

I heartily approve of your plans to change the truth about nothing faster
than CPython being possible.  I wouldn't start that by worrying about tail
recursion, though.

    power-ly y'rs  - tim

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