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On 1-Sep-05, at 12:01 PM, David Given wrote:

function process(item1, item2, ...)
	dosomethingwith(item1, item2)
	return process(...)

will I end up with the parameter list duplicated
lots of times on the stack?

In this case, no, because it's a tailcall. (However, the parameter list will be copied twice in the course of setting up the tailcall, I believe.)

If it were not a tailcall, you would end up with the duplication on the stack.