[sf-perl] 100 levels deep in subroutine calls!

Loo, Peter # PHX Peter.Loo at source.wolterskluwer.com
Tue Jun 19 09:38:37 PDT 2007

Hi Randal,

Because I was getting a core dump right when the program attempted to
connect at this very STEP, I wanted to see all the values of the
variables so I was STEPPING through each row surrounding this

-----Original Message-----
From: Randal L. Schwartz [mailto:merlyn at stonehenge.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:35 AM
To: Loo, Peter # PHX
Cc: San Francisco Perl Mongers User Group
Subject: Re: [sf-perl] 100 levels deep in subroutine calls!

>>>>> "Loo," == Loo, Peter # PHX <Peter.Loo at source.wolterskluwer.com>

Loo,> Is this strictly a Perl debug error message or is this a generic
Perl Loo,> error message?  Is there a way around this limitation?  I saw
something Loo,> while searching on the Internet about setting the
$DB::deep to a higher Loo,> number.

Why are you recursing on every line?  Can you flatten your call stack?
Perhaps by gathering all the data first, then acting on it, rather than
acting on it as you see each line.

I've *never* hit the nested-100-deep limit except by accident (or

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