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Re: A plea for a new old language
You can fake tail calls as well, using a method known as trampolining.
> From: "Steven Shaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 12:49:29 +1000
> > After talking to one of my compiler-guru friends, I found out that,
> > amazingly enough, you *can* do CPS in C, even without first-class
> > functions. You have to lift the internal lambda expressions to the top
> > level and name them, and have an extra argument representing the state
> > captured by the lambda, yadda yadda, but it's doable. I guess Real
> > Programmers can write scheme in any language ;-)
> It wouldn't be efficient without tail call optimisation though, would it?