Possibly Pythonic Tail Call Optimization (TCO/TRE)

Antoon Pardon antoon.pardon at rece.vub.ac.be
Thu Jul 16 16:32:52 CEST 2015


On 07/16/2015 04:00 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 11:56 PM, Antoon Pardon
> <antoon.pardon at rece.vub.ac.be> wrote:
>> Fine, I should have been more clear.
>>
>> The stack trace as it is generally produced on stderr after an uncought
>> exception, doesn't contain the values of the variables on the stack.
> Sure. So you catch it at top level and grab whatever info you need. In
> some frameworks, this is already done for you - an uncaught exception
> from application code drops you into a debugger that lets you explore
> and even execute code at any level in the stack.

What is unclear about "as it is generally produced on stderr"? That you
can do a whole lot of stuff, doesn't mean that this whole lot of stuff is
part of what generally happens. When people on this list ask a person
to include the stacktrace with the description of the problem, they
don't mean something that includes the values of the variables.



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