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

/Joe


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:  
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of 
> Thomas Lindgren
> Sent: den 21 augusti 2006 12:25
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> Subject: RE: Erlang article #1 on programming.reddit.com
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> 
> --- "Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB)"
> <> 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")
> 
> Best,
> Thomas
> 
> 
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