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A tail-strict function evaluates every cons cell in its (list) argument. It will therefore fail to terminate if its argument is an infinite list or if any tail of its argument fails to terminate. The archetypal tail-strict function is length. See also Head-strict, Hyper-strict.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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