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Re: infinitive recursion causes segfault

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: infinitive recursion causes segfault
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:54:40 -0500
User-agent: Thunderbird (Macintosh/20081209)

Roman Rakus wrote:
> Chet Ramey wrote:
>> address@hidden wrote:
>>> Bash Version: 3.1
>>> Patch Level: 17
>>> Release Status: release
>>> Description:
>>>     Create a function that calls itself. Call it. You'll get
>>> segfault. Expecting message on terminal.
>> That's not a good expectation.
>> If you want to shoot yourself in the foot, bash will not stop you.
> What about adding `maximum nested function level'? Counter already is
> there (and don't used). And make it configurable like in zsh. I can
> provide patch.

I'll take that up as a feature consideration for a future version.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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