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Re: Recursion limit: a good idea to ignore?

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  • Subject: [mg82371] Re: Recursion limit: a good idea to ignore?
  • From: Jon Harrop <jon at ffconsultancy.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 05:03:20 -0400 (EDT)
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Szabolcs Horvát wrote:
>> Note that OCaml [...] failed with a nice catchable exception.
> 
> I wish Mathematica did that too instead of crashing and causing one to
> lose all data stored in the Kernel.

Absolutely. Mathematica segfaulting is bad from the command-line but
downright confusing when the kernel behind a notebook GUI silently dies and
the user only sees all of their data disappear...

-- 
Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy
http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/?u


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