[Python-ideas] FW: Idea: Compressing the stack on the fly

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu Sep 12 08:59:40 CEST 2013

On 12.09.2013 06:29, Joshua Landau wrote:
> Does anyone actually write recursive Python code where the recursion
> in a significant bottleneck? The only such code I can think of is
> either for a tree, in which case stack depth is irrelevant, or bad
> code.

Any kind of backtracking algorithm will need recursion or a separate
stack data structure to keep track of the various decisions made
up to a certain point on the path.

The C stack is rather limited in size, so a recursive parser can
easily blow up if it uses the C stack alone for managing

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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