RE: [Rd] Very Long Expressions

From: Thomas Lumley <tlumley_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Tue 25 Jan 2005 - 03:37:59 EST

On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, McGehee, Robert wrote:
>
> [Instructions to the R developers deleted.]
>
>> Secondly, the ?options help (thanks for everyone who reminded me about
>> this), says that expressions can have values between 25...100000.
>>
>> However, if the original example is set past 4995 on my computers, I
>> receive a stack overflow.
>
> More accurately, you caused a protection stack overflow.
>

At one point we were concerned about overflowing the C stack if options(expressions=) were set too high. I think this was in the days when MacOS had a very small stack, and that things are safer now.

         -thomas



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