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Re: No recursion limit in functions


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: No recursion limit in functions
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 13:37:54 -0500
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Frederik Meerwaldt <address@hidden> wrote:
> However, in our opinion, such a recursion limit is necessary because a
> single user can use excessive memory and cause the process to hang or
> crash without it.

There are lots of ways to use excessive amounts of memory.  The way to
defend against that is to set resource limits (e.g., with ulimit).
That makes individual workarounds such as this unnecessary.


paul




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