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

Charles Henry czhenry at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 17:43:57 CET 2007

On Dec 19, 2007 7:58 PM, Chris McCormick <chris at mccormick.cx> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 02:22:44PM +0000, Andy Farnell wrote:
> > On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 22:23:11 +0100 IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
> > > but a [bang(--[until] is not meant to loop infinitely.
> > > it loops until a certain condition is reached.
> >
> > As it stands the behaviour of [until] is correct, but it's a very dangerous
> > object unlike almost every other Pd object it's the only one beginners can
> > really screw up with.

I think a useful feature that would perhaps be able to handle this
type of problem is a 'halt'/'continue' routine for message processing.
 Say, for example, it could be automatically handled during a stack
overflow-clear the stack and send an error message.  Or triggered by
the watchdog to catch bang/until problems.  Something like that would
give you the opportunity to save/re-load or add additional objects to
stop the infinite loop, when not intended.
but it would still run into those problems of finding an arbitrary
condition to trigger the 'halt'


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