What is the difference between Call Stack and Stack Trace?

A call stack is typically “the current stack of operations” – i.e. while it’s running.

A stack trace is typically a copy of the call stack which is logged at some sort of failure, e.g. an exception.

In other words, while you’re debugging you will look at the current call stack – but when you look at logs, you’ll get a stack trace. At least, that’s my interpretation of the terms 🙂

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