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http://golang.org/src/pkg/runtime/stack.cWhen we use recursion we need to be aware that the stack is going to grow until we finally hit our anchor and begin to shrink the stack back down. When we say that Go does not optimize for recursion, we are talking about the fact that Go does not attempt to look at our recursive functions and find ways to minimize stack growth. This is where tail calls come in.Before we talk more about tail calls and how they can help optimize recursive functions, let’s begin with a simple recursive function:
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