A new module for performing tail-call elimination

Antoon Pardon antoon.pardon at rece.vub.ac.be
Thu Jul 16 17:14:15 CEST 2015


On 07/16/2015 04:27 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:21 AM, Antoon Pardon
> <antoon.pardon at rece.vub.ac.be> wrote:
>>> My point was that I have yet to see
>>> anything that demands TCO and can't be algorithmically improved.
>> And how is this point relevant? Why should I care about what you have
>> not seen? Will it give me new insights about my original question in
>> this thread?
> I guess you shouldn't care, because to you, functional programming is
> an end in itself, XKCD 1270 style.

You are wrong and how is this relevant? I use the functional style
when I think it is more useful way in implementing things. And that
is in a minority of the cases. You not having seen anything that
demands TCO and can't be algorithmically improved, doesn't change
anything about that. You agreeing with me or not, doesn't change
anything about that either.

Please explain how it would make a difference for me, whether
or not you were given such an example?

> You could alternatively show an example, if there are any?

As far as I can see, such an example is not relevant in this
topic. It doesn't help in any way clarify on how the module
written by the topic starter is to be used.

You and steven just blundered into this topic, as if others
need to use examples that satisfy your curiosity instead
of examples helpful to get their own question accross. Behaving
as if this topic is about convincing either of you and getting
indignant when I don't accept that change in subject.

And you are still behaving here as if I should indulge you, as
if I somehow owe you such an example.

-- 
Antoon Pardon



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