Erlang article #1 on programming.reddit.com
Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB)
Mon Aug 21 12:48:41 CEST 2006
I'm usure - but I feel that this was known well before this,
in the golden Knuthian days
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> Thomas Lindgren
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> --- "Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB)"
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> > 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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