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Re: why no result & no error from this recursion


Hi,

on my Windows box this crash the kernel ..

Regards
   Jens

Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Why does the following recursion produce neither a result nor an error 
> message -- nor a system crash?
> 
> Block[{$RecursionLimit=50002}, (If[#<1, "", "." <> #0[# - 1]] &)[50000]]
> 
> I even tried setting $RecursionLimit=Infinity, but no change.
> 
> I presume this is just bumping up against a hardware/OS limit, so I'm 
> surprised to get no error message and no crash.
> 


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