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Re: why tail recursion matters and why Java isn't it, was Re: lispperformance was Re: problems with lisp
Michael Sperber wrote:
> Pascal> The same holds for iteration: You may not be able to cover important
> Pascal> cases, but this doesn't mean that you shouldn't include them for the
> Pascal> cases you _can_ cover.
> So ... ermh ... yes. I never said any different. Neither did Matthias.
> You are just not reading what Matthias and I are writing. You're
> talking about "convenience," while Matthias and I are talking about
> principles and terminology.
You are right. I have stepped into the discussion although I haven't
understood this point. Yes, of course you need some basic general
constructs on which you can build the more specialized ones (and LOOP is
a very specialized one in this regard). I would never consciously argue
I am sorry for the confusion.
Pascal Costanza University of Bonn
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