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Re: why no result & no error from this recursion

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  • Subject: [mg82458] Re: why no result & no error from this recursion
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 06:03:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ff9t3q$6bp$1@smc.vnet.net>

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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