[Python-Dev] SRE recursion removed

Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Oct 18 15:42:53 EDT 2003

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

> > If you enable USE_RECURSION it will become recursive again, so it's
> > nice to see if some problem is related to the non-recursive algorithm
> > or not, and makes it easy to understand to change made.
> That's okay.

There is no interface to enable USE_RECURSION except for editing
_sre.c, and I cannot see why anybody would do that (except to see
whether a bug goes away if it is enabled). So isn't then the old code
essentially dead as well?


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