Core dump with increased recursionlimit

Michael Hoffman at
Tue Oct 12 11:52:46 CEST 2004

Nick Craig-Wood wrote:
> I've just discovered that my python (Python 2.3.4 from debian package
> 2.3.4-1 running on debian testing x86 + linux 2.4.26) core dumps when
> I set recursionlimit very high and do lots of recursion.

Man goes to a doctor and says "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!" The 
doctor says, "Well, don't do that, then."

You might be interested in Stackless Python, which does not use the C 
stack. I believe you could recurse until you run out of heap space.

> Which runs fine and shows I can have 256 MB of stack.  (Also the
> python core dump is only 6 MB)

Someone more knowledgable will have to explain this one for you <wink>.
Michael Hoffman

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