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Exceptions in java

anish reddy
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i want to know the exact differnce between out of memory exception and
stack overflow per my idea one is thrown by jvm and other is by application.i want to know in a more detailed manner whats the differnce between above two.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Well, one indicates that memory is full (there are too many objects in memory) and the other indicates that a thread's stack has overflowed (a method has called a method which called a method which called a method.... too many times.) These are two rather different things, yes?

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