Livecode and "Extended Validation" SSL certificates and recursionlimit mystery!

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Tue Jul 14 14:57:59 EDT 2015

On 7/13/2015 9:23 PM, Bruce Pokras wrote:
> The first time I opened the stack in 7.0.6 that had been developed
> under 6.0.2 I received an error message related to the “openstack”
> command in the stack script. It said that the value to which I had
> set the recursionlimit property “is not a number.” The value I used
> was 20000000. Looks like a number to me! (I am on a Mac, so the
> Windows issue does not effect me). I tried various numbers until I
> finally narrowed it down. Attempting to set the recursionlimit
> property to any number greater than 65535 gives me an error that that
> value is not a number. Also, setting the recursionlimit to a low
> number like 40 does not work as expected. After setting the
> recursionlimit property to 40 I typed “put the recursionlimit” into
> the message box and hit “return.” The number that it returned was in
> the high 30-thousands!

I'm not sure about the 30,000 issue, but 65535 is the upper limit for a 
16-bit number. It may be that earlier versions of LC just didn't throw 
any errors if you exceeded that.

"65535 occurs frequently in the field of computing because it is the 
highest number which can be represented by an unsigned 16-bit binary 
number. Some computer programming environments may have predefined 
constant values representing 65535, with names like MAX_UNSIGNED_SHORT."

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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