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    Default stackoverflow

    This might be a very basic question but still I am not able to figure out why is the foll code giving stackoverflow exception in main??

    public class HelloWorld{
         public static void main(String []args)
         {
            System.out.println("Hello World");
            Animal c = new Animal();
         }
    } 
    class Animal
    {
    Animal e = new Animal();
    }


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    Default Re: stackoverflow

    class Animal
    {
       Animal e = new Animal();
    }

    Looks like a recursive call. Each new Animal creates another new Animal which creates another etc until stack is full.
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    Default Re: stackoverflow

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    class Animal
    {
       Animal e = new Animal();
    }

    Looks like a recursive call. Each new Animal creates another new Animal which creates another etc until stack is full.
    Thank you sir actually I sort of knew the reason but was not sure..

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