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Does stack limit in c is higher than stack limit in java?

I was solving one problem on codechef and I used recursion, when I am submitted it's solution in c and it was a successful submission. But when I tried to do it in java I got NZEC error. does it mean c has higher stack limit for executing recursive calls than java.

asked 24 Feb '16, 18:18

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Can you provide link to Java code?


answered 24 Feb '16, 18:26

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see function which is named as

findSet(int a)

(24 Feb '16, 18:35) arpit7281★

Very good answer link here for What are the various reasons that can cause NZEC error on online coding platforms?


answered 24 Feb '16, 18:39

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Yes Stack limit in Java is less than that of C. I also faced some problems initially. Anyways you can increase the stack limit in Java by using multi-threading. Create thread for each recursion which will have it own stack limit.
Here is code snippet to create the thread

new Thread(null, new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                try {
                    new ClassName().functionName();
                } catch (IOException e) {
                } catch (StackOverflowError e) {
        }, "1", 1 << 26).start();

Write the above code snippet in main Function. You can see the sample solution here


answered 24 Feb '16, 23:11

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does this technique compromises the performance??

(24 Feb '16, 23:13) arpit7281★


That link is not accessible to me, It says "403 Access denied".

(24 Feb '16, 23:16) arpit7281★

No it doesn't compromise with the performance.You can view any of my recent submission. Here is other sample solution.

(24 Feb '16, 23:31) ankurverma19944★
(25 Feb '16, 00:31) arpit7281★

If this answers your question then mark it as accepted and close the question.

(25 Feb '16, 00:36) ankurverma19944★


Isn't there any limit to number of threads that can execute simultaneously??

(25 Feb '16, 08:53) arpit7281★

There is limit to create the number of threads. I don't know exactly how much. You can google it to learn more about it. The code snippet that I gave you, will not give StackOverflowError in Competitive Programming if your algorithm is correct.

(25 Feb '16, 11:55) ankurverma19944★
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Your Question should be treated as compiler and OS specific.

The Standard (language) does'n mandate the min/max stack size and doesn't specifies the location of the stack memory.


answered 31 Mar '16, 03:31

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edited 31 Mar '16, 03:33

This problem is faced by many coder/programmers. Stack limit as answered above is smaller and can be increased. For more detail visit This .


answered 16 Jul '16, 13:05

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