[R] How to return a big treelike list from .Call Interface (protect stack overflow)

"Jens Oehlschlägel" joehl at gmx.de
Tue Nov 18 10:59:47 CET 2003

I try to create a big treelike list structure using the RDefines/RInternal
macros. The tree carries information at each node (attribute list) and at each
leaf (vector). 
My understanding is that for each node I add to the binary tree I have to
  PROTECT(newnode = NEW_LIST(2)); 
and cannot UNPROTECT before I return the whole tree. Same story for node
attributes and leaf vectors. However, this way I easily reach the limit of the
proteckt stack at 10000 (BTW this error is not catched). How can I increase
the protect stack? Is there a better way to create such an R structure? 
Can one do C-side recursive list assignment MyList[[c(1,2,1,2,2,1)]] <<-
NewSEXP without calling the R evaluator?

Thanks for any help
Best regards

Jens Oehlschlägel

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