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Re: Function Cell Follow-up
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 86 18:56:14 MST
From: email@example.com (Stanley Shebs)
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 86 20:28:33 EST
From: Jonathan A Rees <JAR@MC.LCS.MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 86 15:56 EST
From: David C. Plummer <DCP at SCRC-QUABBIN.ARPA>
Is tail recursion REQUIRED of Scheme implementations, or is just in all
the papers because it is easy to do in most Scheme implementations.
It's absolutely as essential as garbage collection. [...]
I recall reading some old Lisp Machine papers that suggested
garbage collection should be avoided (DDI = Don't Do It!) :-) :-)
Probably you are thinking of JONL White's paper in the 1980 Lisp Conference.