[Tutor] maximum recursion depth exceeded !

Ewald Ertl ewald.ertl at hartter.com
Thu Jul 7 12:58:34 CEST 2005

Hi Mohammad!

I've never use a recursive function in python, but the error has the 
same meaning as e.g in java. 

Your function get's called and called without the end-criteria for the 
recursive call is ever met. 
I would suggest to check if the end-criteria of the recursive call is 

I don't know if there is something like a "default" value for the maximum of 
a recursive call depth.

I just looked into the sys-Module and found the following on my Solaris 9 box:

>>> help(sys.setrecursionlimit)
Help on built-in function setrecursionlimit:

    Set the maximum depth of the Python interpreter stack to n.  This
    limit prevents infinite recursion from causing an overflow of the C
    stack and crashing Python.  The highest possible limit is platform-

>>> sys.getrecursionlimit()

HTH Ewald 

on Thu, 7 Jul 2005 14:54:16 +0430  Mohammad Moghimi <m.moghimi at gmail.com> wrote :

Mohammad Moghimi > Hi there
Mohammad Moghimi > I wrote a recursive function a got this error how can I increase 
Mohammad Moghimi > maximum recursion depth. And what is its default value?
Mohammad Moghimi > -- Mohammad
Mohammad Moghimi > do you Python?!!
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