Possibly Pythonic Tail Call Optimization (TCO/TRE)

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Wed Jul 15 16:55:26 CEST 2015

Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com>:

> On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>> You'll see that the generated code is tail-call-optimized.
> This can't be done generally, though. What if, instead of a local
> variable, the assignment were to a dict item? Even if the dict itself
> is a local variable, the assignment can't be optimized away.

Of course, you can only do correct optimizations. My point is that tail
call optimizations should not be micromanaged by the programmer.


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