[Haskell-cafe] what is a stack overflow?

S. Alexander Jacobson alex at alexjacobson.com
Mon Jan 24 17:16:08 EST 2005

GHC assumes the user knows the difference between 
the heap and the stack.  I don't.  No matter how 
much heap I specify on the GHCi command line, I 
get a stack overflow exception.  I have no idea 
what that means or how to remedy it.  Hints?

Note: My program is basically creating a few 100k 
item FiniteMaps.  I don't think that should exceed 
the memory on my laptop....


S. Alexander Jacobson tel:917-770-6565 http://alexjacobson.com

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