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import sys

def tail_recursion_with_stack_inspection(g):
    '''
    Version of tail_recursion decorator using stack-frame inspection.    
    '''
    loc_vars ={"in_loop":False,"cnt":0}
    
    def result(*args, **kwd):
        if not loc_vars["in_loop"]:
            loc_vars["in_loop"] = True
            while 1:            
                tc = g(*args,**kwd)
                try:                    
                    qual, args, kwd = tc
                    if qual == 'continue':
                        continue
                except TypeError:                    
                    loc_vars["in_loop"] = False
                    return tc                                    
        else:
            f = sys._getframe()
            if f.f_back and f.f_back.f_back and \
                  f.f_back.f_back.f_code == f.f_code:
                return ('continue',args, kwd)
            return g(*args,**kwd)
    return result


def tail_recursion(g):
    '''
    Version of tail_recursion decorator using no stack-frame inspection.    
    '''
    loc_vars ={"in_loop":False,"cnt":0}

    def result(*args, **kwd):
        loc_vars["cnt"]+=1
        if not loc_vars["in_loop"]:
            loc_vars["in_loop"] = True
            while 1:            
                tc = g(*args,**kwd)
                try:                    
                    qual, args, kwd = tc
                    if qual == 'continue':
                        continue
                except (TypeError, ValueError):                    
                    loc_vars["in_loop"] = False
                    return tc                                    
        else:
            if loc_vars["cnt"]%2==0:
                return ('continue',args, kwd)
            else:
                return g(*args,**kwd)
    return result


@tail_recursion
def factorial(n, acc=1):
    "calculate a factorial"
    if n == 0:
       return acc
    res = factorial(n-1, n*acc)
    return res

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