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Chris Prather
January 18, 2008 05:58
Re: For 5.12: tail calls for methods
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On Jan 18, 2008, at 5:53 a, Dave Mitchell wrote:

>>> And how do you want to detect that?
>> Simple, if the last call is to the same function, then it tail- 
>> recurses.
> That implies adding an extra test into every sub call, which we try to
> make as fast as possible.

That implies that a simple check[1] to eliminate "Deep Recursion  
in ... " should be sacrificed to the gods of speed.


[1]: I assume that this is simple since we should already have the  
frame information available for caller() to work.

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