Possibly Pythonic Tail Call Optimization (TCO/TRE)

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 14 09:47:28 CEST 2015


On 14/07/2015 07:29, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>> Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com>:
>>
>>> Another point in favor of an explicit tail-call keyword. Then one
>>> couldn't make that mistake.
>>
>> How about "return"?
>
> How about "goto"? :-)
>

Why not "goto"?  It's use is scattered throughout the cpython code, and 
to my knowledge there's no paper that says *NEVER* use it.

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