[issue14507] Segfault with deeply nested starmap calls
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Sun Apr 15 19:07:51 CEST 2012
Antoine Pitrou <pitrou at free.fr> added the comment:
> The existing sys.max_recursion_depth was put in as a defense against
> the relatively common mistake of users writing a recursive function
> and getting the termination code wrong. I don't think that logic
> would apply to intentionally deeply nested data structures or
Well, we have a history of trying to fix crashers, even when they only
occur in weird cases.
> Stackoverflows in C are hard to protect against.
We could simply re-use the existing infrastructure.
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