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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for tcl_setrecursionlimit (opendarwin section 3)

Tcl_SetRecursionLimit(3)	      Tcl Library Procedures		 Tcl_SetRecursionLimit(3)

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NAME
       Tcl_SetRecursionLimit - set maximum allowable nesting depth in interpreter

SYNOPSIS
       #include <tcl.h>

       int
       Tcl_SetRecursionLimit(interp, depth)

ARGUMENTS
       Tcl_Interp   *interp   (in)	Interpreter  whose recursion limit is to be set.  Must be
					greater than zero.

       int	    depth     (in)	New limit for nested calls to Tcl_Eval for interp.
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DESCRIPTION
       At any given time Tcl enforces a limit on the number of recursive calls that may be active
       for  Tcl_Eval  and  related  procedures such as Tcl_GlobalEval.	Any call to Tcl_Eval that
       exceeds this depth is aborted with an error.  By default the recursion limit is 1000.

       Tcl_SetRecursionLimit may be used to change the maximum allowable  nesting  depth  for  an
       interpreter.   The  depth argument specifies a new limit for interp, and Tcl_SetRecursion-
       Limit returns the old limit.  To read out the  old  limit  without  modifying  it,  invoke
       Tcl_SetRecursionLimit with depth equal to 0.

       The  Tcl_SetRecursionLimit  only sets the size of the Tcl call stack:  it cannot by itself
       prevent stack overflows on the C stack being used by the application.  If your machine has
       a  limit on the size of the C stack, you may get stack overflows before reaching the limit
       set by Tcl_SetRecursionLimit.  If this happens, see if there is a mechanism in your system
       for increasing the maximum size of the C stack.

KEYWORDS
       nesting depth, recursion

Tcl					       7.0			 Tcl_SetRecursionLimit(3)


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