[TUHS] python

Bakul Shah bakul at iitbombay.org
Thu Aug 3 13:55:50 AEST 2023

python can certainly implement tail call optimization (TCO). Pretty much any language can implement TCO but for some reason people think such programs are harder to debug (and yet they don't similarly complain about loops!). The beauty of Scheme was that it *mandated* tail recursion. 

> On Aug 2, 2023, at 8:24 PM, George Michaelson <ggm at algebras.org> wrote:
> Tail recursion not lazy eval.
> I wish words meant what I meant "inside" when I think them, not
> "outside" what they mean when I write them.

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