Python's "only one way to do it" philosophy isn't good?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Jun 9 18:12:53 CEST 2007

"James Stroud" <jstroud at> wrote in message 
news:E5vai.858$TC1.722 at
| Terry Reedy wrote:
| > In Python, you have a choice of recursion (normal or tail)
| Please explain this.

I am working on a paper for Python Papers that will.  It was inspired by 
the question 'why doesn't Python do tail-recursion optimization'.


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