Tail/Non tail recursion

Thomas Lindgren thomasl_erlang@REDACTED
Wed Sep 3 17:42:50 CEST 2003

--- "Richard A. O'Keefe" <ok@REDACTED> wrote:
> It seems a little unreasonable to call an operation
> a "destructive"
> update just because *some* (and definitely not all)
> implementations
> might have put something there first.  

"Unreasonable" seems a bit strong a word, I'd say.
Surely you can see why one can reasonably choose to
*do* call the update a destructive one? 

If not, I am willing to explain this further; but
frankly, I'd prefer to let it rest.


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