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Thomas Lindgren thomasl_erlang@REDACTED
Mon Aug 21 12:24:36 CEST 2006

--- "Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB)"
<joe.armstrong@REDACTED> wrote:

> In this case we can omit the code that pushes a
> return address and jumps
> into the code
> and replace it with a simple jump into the code
> since the function
> itself will return
> to the correct place when it executes a RET
> instruction.  
> Now I don't know exactly who pointed this out, I
> might have been Knuth
> but I am unsure
> five minutes Googling did not turn up the answer.

It could be Guy L. Steele, Debunking the "Expensive
Procedure Call" Myth, AI Memo 443, MIT, 1977.
(Subtitled "Lambda: the Ultimate Goto")


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