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It was thus said that the Great Sven Olsen once stated:
> >
> >     elseif what == 'tail return' then
> >       local now = clock()
> >       data[key] = data[key] + (now - table.remove(stack))
> >     end
> >
> Is this a bug?  In Lua 5.2 <>
> at least, it looks like the 'what' value when reporting a tail call/return
> is 'tail call' not 'tail return'.

  I still use Lua 5.1 (primarily).  I checked, it changed from 'tail return'
to 'tail call' between 5.1 and 5.2.

> My understanding is that tail calls are a bit tricky to instrument --
> because a 'tail call' is actually one event that's simultaneously both a
> call and a return.

  It's a GOTO made pretty.

> I think that, when instrumenting for inclusive call time, ignoring tail
> call events entirely is actually a sensible policy.  Effectively, I think
> that's what your code is doing (as the 'tail return' case will never be
> hit).

  I did not intend to ignore tail calls.