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Date: 2006-05-19 (17:13)
From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Array 4 MB size limit
>> [Stack overflow in ocamlopt-generated code]

> A segfault will happen on Windows/MSVC port. I also found some cases
> where the commandline program (the haXe compiler in that case) just
> silently exited on Stack Overflow (exit code was not 0 but no error or
> "program error" infamous message box was displayed).
> I think that there is some MSVC specific C extension for catching such
> stack overflows (__try / __except*). It would be nice to have such a
> handling at the ocaml toplevel that would at least exit with a
> meaningful error message.

I'm aware of __try/__finally, but a bit of experimentation suggested
that it doesn't play nice with OCaml's exception handling.  There is a
lower-level API whose name I cannot remember that might be usable
within Caml, but I didn't pursue this.  Windows users are welcome to
contribute suggestions or code.

- Xavier Leroy