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g++ and tail recursion

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We have been studying tail recursion in my computer class. The prof
told us that some compilers will turn a tail recursion into an
iteration thus allowing many, many function calls to the recursion. I
have proved to myself that the two flavors of VC++ I have will do this
but I cannot get the GNU G++ compiler to do so. It is run in unix on
a sun sparc and is version 3.3.2. It's threading is POSIX. Is there
a switch which will compile a tail recursion on g++ as an iteration?
Ray Wesley Kinserlow Jr.
Lubbock, Texas
rkinserlow at cox dot net
homepage: www.members.cox.net/rkinserlow
Mar 5 '06 #1
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