[Tutor] maximum recursion depth exceeded !
alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Thu Jul 7 22:50:47 CEST 2005
> I wrote a recursive function a got this error how can
> I increase maximum recursion depth.
You have to go into the Python source code and change a
value then rebuild Python.
> And what is its default value?
1000 last time I looked.
But beware that increasing it too far can result in
significant memory usage, which is why there is a limit
in the first place. Recursion is a powerful tool but
can quickly run away with your PC resources. Although
with modern machines you can probably increase the
limit to 10000 without serious problems - but I've
Maybe someday someone will convert Python to implement
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