[plt-scheme] Re: guido on tail recursion

From: Kumar (srikumarks at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Apr 23 06:42:57 EDT 2009

I'm surprised that he'd push the absence of tail call elimination
as a design feature and something that expresses a broad programming
philosophy. The Mozart/Oz folks OTOH give an implementation of map
that looks like it isn't tail recursive and yet runs in constant
stack! I'm still digesting that one. (http://www.mozart-oz.org/home/

... and the thing is tail _recursion_ is just the corner of the TCE


On Apr 23, 12:01 pm, Dimitris Vyzovitis <v... at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> http://neopythonic.blogspot.com/2009/04/tail-recursion-elimination.html
> "I don't believe in recursion as the basis of all programming. This is a
> fundamental belief of certain computer scientists, especially those who
> love Scheme and like to teach programming by starting with a "cons" cell
> and recursion. But to me, seeing recursion as the basis of everything else
> is just a nice theoretical approach to fundamental mathematics (turtles
> all the way down), not a day-to-day tool.
> "
> Ahem.
> -- vyzo
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