Ruby Ruby Basics Ruby Syntax Method Arguments

Syd Takeshta
Syd Takeshta
1,416 Points

"Stack level too deep" What does that mean?

"Stack level too deep" what does that mean?

say.rb
def say (cherry)
 puts(cherry)
 say (cherry)
end

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
195,561 Points

Unconditionally calling a function from inside itself creates a "recursion loop", and each call adds some data to the system stack. The stack quickly expands to exceed the available space (or a pre-set limit) to cause that error.

The function call should be outside (after) the function itself for this exercise.

And also note that the instructions say to "pass the string "Ruby" as an argument".