Re: [DOMCore] Traversal

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Anne van Kesteren <> wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jul 2011 19:46:36 +0200, Jonas Sicking <> wrote:
>> This is not the case in gecko. We don't have any specific recursion
>> detecting code here. We just use the generic "javascript is recursing
>> too deep" detection code. So if you just recur once, that works just
>> fine and dandy. But if you recurse infinitely, you'll get an
>> exception.
>> I'd much rather depend on that rather than plugging recursion
>> protection leaks in any API that uses callbacks (there's a lot). This
>> seems better both from a user point of view, and from an
>> implementation point of view.

Ah, right, allowing iteration during iteration does indeed create a
lot of hard-to-define edge cases, so just throwing seems like the
simplest thing to do unfortunately.

For posterity, we did this in response to [1]


/ Jonas

Received on Friday, 22 July 2011 20:02:25 UTC