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From: Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com>
To: zsh-workers@zsh.org
Subject: "Overlarge EPROG nref" with functions -c
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:02:40 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHYJk3R_eq-qCvvw39pHPW-TAYbZEBK3WS4yQ6Wweq=39WoHOA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

Someone in IRC was defining thousands of functions with brace
expansions, and I thought perhaps they could save some memory by using
functions -c instead, and came across the following:

% orig() {}
% for i in {1..2000}; do functions -c orig copy_$i; done
% for i in {1..2000}; do functions -c orig copy_$i; done
 parse.c:2816: Overlarge EPROG nref
[message repeats many times]

I'm assuming this is indicative of something bad, but I didn't look
into it, hoping that perhaps someone else knows more.

Mikael Magnusson

             reply	other threads:[~2021-09-22  7:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-22  7:02 Mikael Magnusson [this message]
2021-09-22 14:26 ` Bart Schaefer
2021-09-22 15:01   ` Peter Stephenson

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