Why no tailcall-optimization?

process circularfunc at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 03:13:30 CEST 2008

Why doesn't Python optimize tailcalls? Are there plans for it?

I know GvR dislikes some of the functional additions like reduce and
Python is supposedly about "one preferrable way of doing things" but
not being able to use recursion properly is just a big pain in the

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