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Re: `max-specpdl-size' and `max-lisp-eval-depth'

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: `max-specpdl-size' and `max-lisp-eval-depth'
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:14:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stephen Berman <> writes:

> The term goes back to the beginnings of Lisp (McCarthy's paper from
> 1960, available via the Wayback Machine from
>   In general (we shall discuss an exception), the routine for a
>   recursive function uses itself as a subroutine [...] This possible
>   conflict is resolved by the SAVE and UNSAVE routines that use the
>   public push-down list.

Perhaps we should put something about this in the `max-specpdl-size' doc
string.  You wouldn't happen to know what the "spec" part is referring
to?  :-)

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