VB5 Stack Space Limits
Posted on 1999-01-16
Recently noted a confusing (to me) explaination of some utility code in the VB area of the Planet Source code website. The code was called "Overflow_Stack" and the code snippet determined the amount of VB Stack space. Here's it's explaination:
Each VB App uses a single stack limited in size (20K in VB 3.0 Etc). The size can't be changed, so an "Out of Stack Space error can occur if your program performs uncontrolled recursion, such as a cascading event. Recursion occurs when a procedure calls itself (often repeatedly).
I wonder if someone could give me a better example of "uncontrolled recursion"? Don't get the "cascading event/procedure calling itself examples.
Is this guy talking about, say as a super theoretical example, having a procedure which contains an infinite Do While Loop, which itself calls other procedures(say each prints something) many many times over?
Any ideas would be appreciated.