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tail recursion, again

    Date: Tue, 4 Sep 90 11:21:09 CDT
    From: lsmith@CLI.COM (Larry Smith)

    Last spring I got very frustrated with the Symbolics because the
    compiler could not optimize tail recursion. Does Genera 8 do any

Well, there are no symbols in the L-LISP-COMPILER and COMPILER packages
with the string "TAIL" in their names, so I suspect there is still no
such option.

When I had a loaner MacIvory a couple of years ago the release notes
mentioned some optional "block compilation" facilities that were
included in Genera 7.3 Ivory as an experimental facility.  I don't know
whether they were Ivory-specific or not, but I don't recall anything
about this in the 8.0 release notes.  This stuff might have included
tail recursion and tail call optimization.