Tail Position

Some articles on tail, tail position:

Tail Call - Syntactic Form
... A tail call can be located just before the syntactical end of a subroutine function foo(data) { a(data) return b(data) } Here, both a(data) and b(data) are calls, but b is the last ... However, not all tail calls are necessarily located at the syntactical end of a subroutine ... { if ( a(data) ) { return b(data) } return c(data) } Here, both calls to b and c are in tail position ...

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