[Maxima] segmentation fault with Maxima/ECL
O.Kullmann at swansea.ac.uk
Wed Sep 3 14:57:45 CDT 2008
On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 11:37:49AM -0400, Raymond Toy wrote:
> Stavros Macrakis wrote:
> > Hi, Ray. Do they support an arbitrary number of arguments, or do they
> > also have some arbitrary lowish limit (e.g. 1023 or 64k arguments)?
> They all have limits, at least according to the value of
> As mentioned in a previous email call-arguments-limit is:
> gcl 64
> ecl 65536
> clisp 4096
> cmucl most-positive-fixnum (536870911)
just to mention: according to my experimentation,
for "apply(union,...)" with CLisp the bound, if there
is any, must be rather high (10^7 arguments worked
on all machines I have).
So apparently for CLisp "apply(union, ...)" is handled
like "apply("+", ...)", while for ECL "apply(union, ...)"
is handled like "apply(append, ...)" and thus has to
obey to bound 2^16.
By the way, according to my experimentation the bound for
CLisp is 4095 (not 4096).
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