Possibly Pythonic Tail Call Optimization (TCO/TRE)
marko at pacujo.net
Tue Jul 14 21:12:01 CEST 2015
Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
> Tail call elimination is necessary to cope with a system of
> programming that has deliberately excluded certain other options (eg
> mutables, in pure functional languages),
Tail call elimination is necessary for the functional programming style.
While Scheme strongly promotes it, functional programming style crops up
in virtually all programming languages nowadays.
> but is not as important in a more fully-featured language.
It is not all that important in Python for idiomatic reasons, not for
> Scheme needs TCE because of the way you have to write code for Scheme
> to be even capable of executing it; Python doesn't, because you can
> write your code to not need TCE.
You can write Sheme perfectly procedurally, but why would you do that
when you have Python to satisfy your procedural urges?
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