[Python-Dev] Simple CPython stack overflow.

David Wilson dw at botanicus.net
Mon Feb 20 20:58:08 CET 2006

Just noticed this and wondered if it came under the Python should never
crash mantra. Should sys.getrecursionlimit() perhaps be taken into
account somewhere?

    >>> D = {'a': None}
    >>> for i in xrange(150000):
    ...     D = {'a': D}
    >>> D
    {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a':
    {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': .... ': {'a': {'a': {'a':
    {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {[+]'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a': {'a':
    {'a': {'a' .... Bus error



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