Andrew Mathas wrote in his e-mail message of 1995/02/24
I am getting a repeatable error with the following message:Gasman: has no handle for a bag of type  and size 20.
What I would like to know is if any one recognises this error and knows
of a probable cause. I suspect that the problem is with my own code as I
am dealing with recursively nested lists at this point in the
calculation, but smaller examples work fine so I am confused by the
error. If anyone has any thoughts then I would be pleased to hear them.
This error message tells you that GAP run out of memory. More precisely
GAP was just trying to allocate memory for a list (type '') for 5
elements ((<20 bytes> - <4 bytes for the length>) / <4 bytes per element>).
This is of course also the reason why you don't see this happen when you
try the smaller examples.
I suggest that you start GAP with the '-g' option to see how large GAP
gets before it finally gives up (GAP extends its workspace until the
operating system refuses to give GAP any more memory).
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