RecursionError: maximum recursion depth exceeded, python


RecursionError is an exception raised when the maximum recursion depth exceeded in Python. It means the number of recursive calls exceeded the built-in limit of the interpreter.

Reason of error

This error occurs when the depth of the recursive function calls exceeds the maximum limit of the interpreter. This maximum value is platform-specific and is usually quite large.

Example code

def recurse(n):
if n > 0:
return recurse(n-1)
return 0


Solution to solve issue

To fix this issue, you can increase the maximum recursion depth limit by using sys.setrecursionlimit() function. This function takes one argument, which is the new limit of the recursion depth. You can also use the try-except block to catch the exception and handle it gracefully.