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Stack Overflow

Posted by Chet Underwood, Esq. on September 24, 2001 at 2:20 PM

> Can someone tell me how many method calls you have to make to get a StackOverflowError?

Enough to overflow the stack. That could be just one or one billion, or more. Anyway, the issue is not simply calls, but nested (recursive) calls. Read Inside the Java Virtual Machine and you will understand the stack much better.


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