[gambit-list] xkcd: Functional

Jeff Read bitwize at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 11:44:08 EDT 2013

On Sep 27, 2013 2:12 PM, "Marc Feeley" <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> Cute.  However, tail-recursion is not a feature of functional programming
languages in general.  In fact, Scheme (and assembler!) are the only
languages I know where tail-recursion is guaranteed.

"Functional programming" these days usually implies a strong type system,
laziness, and purity. In other words it usually means "Haskell". And
Haskell, afaik, does guarantee TCO, as do the ML.
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