[PD] What exactly is a "stack overflow" ?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Thu Dec 20 04:38:08 CET 2007

On Wed, 19 Dec 2007, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Maybe we should even *preach* to send numbers instead of a bang into 
> [until] in general? If you use a large enough number, it's "almost the 
> same" as a bang except that it will stop by itself at some point.

If you send a bang it also stops by itself. It will make 4294967295 
iterations. This is because bang is equivalent to -1 which is equivalent 
to that number. Read the source at x_connective.c, until_bang().

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