[erlang-questions] Erlang math libraries

James Hague <>
Fri May 18 15:39:48 CEST 2007


>This seems like it wouldn't be tail recursive. So does the erlang compiler
>optimize this somehow?

Google for "tail recursion modulo cons."  No, the current Erlang compiler
doesn't handle it.  I brought this up back 2002:

http://erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200211/msg00158.html

(The short version is that it requires changes to the garbage collector in
order to work.)

James
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