Comparisons and sorting of a numeric class....

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 19:56:22 CET 2015


On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 4:20 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 10:00 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>> The code above, though, shouldn't consume memory since it is a simple
>> tail-recursive loop.
>
> Only if the interpreter can optimize it away. Bear in mind that it
> doesn't _return_ the result of that expression, so it needs to take
> whatever f() returns, discard it, and return None.

And CPython doesn't even try to optimize tail recursion anyway.



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