[Mono-dev] About recursivily and setters / getters

Romain Tartière romain at blogreen.org
Sun Sep 6 17:10:31 EDT 2009

On Sun, Sep 06, 2009 at 09:58:08PM +0100, Tom Spink wrote:
> 2009/9/6 Romain Tartière <romain at blogreen.org>:
> > I guess this crash is somewhat violent.  Should a bug be opened for
> > this? Any comment?
> It's crashing because it's a stack overflow.  A recursive call will
> never result in an infinite loop, because each call to itself pushes a
> new stack frame onto the stack.  Eventually (well, quite quickly in
> fact!), the stack will fill up and you'll get a stack overflow
> exception.
> (which is what I get, when I execute your program on my system)

Wow... I tested too fast with a wrong code... You are totally right,
there is no problem here, just a stack overflow.  If I fix my ugly
example (x = x - 1; return Even) it does what is expected.

I need sleep or coffee I guess.

Romain Tartière <romain at blogreen.org>        http://romain.blogreen.org/
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