[Twisted-web] Nevow: returning defer.succeed() from the data_* or render_* method

Jp Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Wed Sep 14 13:31:42 MDT 2005

On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 20:14:50 +0400, en.karpachov at ospaz.ru wrote:
>What's wrong with the code below?
>from nevow import tags as T, loaders, rend
>from twisted.internet import defer
>def simple(ctx, data):
>    return defer.succeed("Hello, world!")
>class Simple(rend.Page):
>    docFactory = loaders.stan(
>        T.html[
>            T.body[
>                T.ul[
>                    [T.li[ T.invisible(render=simple) ] for _ in xrange(1000)]
>                ]
>            ]
>        ]
>    )
>I get an exception
>"exceptions.RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded"
>rendering this page. It's the defer.succeed what causes this error; if I
>return bare string, all is ok.
>Thanks in advance.

The way Nevow handles Deferreds means that having a large number of already-fired Deferreds in your document causes many recursive calls to be made.  The limit, based on Python's default stack depth limit of 1000, is around 250 Deferreds (probably a slightly fewer).  For Deferreds that have not yet fired, this isn't an issue.


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