parser stack size limit

Michael Hudson mwh at
Mon Apr 14 21:09:22 CEST 2003

Francisco Borges <frandebo at> writes:

> There are some bogus lists inside it I know, but as soon as I start
> using this for more complicated sentences (linguistics being done here)
> the number of nested lists will increase.
> Any ideas on how to avoid this? Could it be as simple as a file to
> modify and then recompile python? 

Probably, yes.  I'd look inside the Parser directory of the source;
grepping for the error message should point you on your way.

I'd also consider a saner way of building data structures...


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