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David Kastrup wrote:
Stack frames are newcomers.  Older architectures had nothing to deal
with recursion.

It depends on your definition of "newcomers" :-)
They were definitely not new in 1979 (Motorola's 6809 supported them) but keeping stuff in the stack was not uncommon even with the 6502, even without direct hardware support.
(or did I misread your post?)

(I was about to mention LISP, but Paul did)