Tail-call optimization allows programmers to write interesting tail-recursive functions without worry of overflowing the program’s stack memory. This is achieved by reusing the stack frame of the calling function for the recursive call. A number of languages, such as Scheme and Standard ML, require tail-call optimization as part of their language standards, making tail-recursion a primary means of iteration in these languages. In this talk we discuss the state of tail-call optimization in Clojure, a Lisp dialect targeting the JVM. Specifically, we examine the language’s current limitation on constant-space tail calls that are only available to programmers through manual code transformations. We then present a method to extend support for tail-call optimization to arbitrary mutual recursion via well-known code transformations such as CPS and trampolining. Finally, we present a prototype for a source-to-source compiler embedded in Clojure for performing these transformations.