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

Steve Howell showell30 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 13 00:51:07 CEST 2007


--- "Anders J. Munch" <2007 at jmunch.dk> wrote:
> 
> Converting tail-recursion to iteration is trivial,
> and perfectly reasonable for 
> a human to do by hand.  You add an outer "while
> True"-loop, the recursive call 
> becomes a tuple assignment, and other code paths end
> with a break out of the 
> loop.  Completely mechanical and the resulting code
> doesn't even look that bad.
> 

I have to ask the stupid question.  If a human can do
this completely mechanically, why can't a machine?




       
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