[Haskell-cafe] Haskell maximum stack depth
matthew.pocock at ncl.ac.uk
Mon Feb 4 12:33:36 EST 2008
On Monday 04 February 2008, Adrian Hey wrote:
> Also, I can't help thinking that the common justification for the
> current limit (that it helps find alleged bugs) is a little lame.
> It only helps find bugs if one expects ones program to use less than
> 8M of stack (hence if it's using more, it's a bug by ones *own*
My experience so far is that I've only triggered stack overflows when I've had
an infinite recursion. Getting foldl and foldr wrong on long lists has
usually lead to disasterous memory churn, not ever to an overflow.
> Adrian Hey
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