A stack trace is a report that provides information about program subroutines. It is often used for certain types of debugging where a stack trace can help software engineers figure out where a problem is or how different subroutines work together during execution.
A stack trace is also known as a stack traceback or stack backtrace. A stack trace works on the "call stack", a data structure that provides information about the current subroutine of the program to be debugged.
The call stack is also referred to simply as a "stack" or an execution stack, a runtime stack, or a machine stack. The stack also provides information about the priorities of each subroutine and how subroutines should be executed.
Batch trace looks at these subroutines through the stack to analyze what each subroutine contains and how it is executed. Software experts define the stack trace as a list of the subroutine calls that an application executes while it is being executed.
Stack tracing is important for complex code as it helps software engineers and other developers find bugs in the program. Due to the nature of modern code syntax and the complexity of the average project, troubleshooting can be very difficult. Software companies use many different types of proactive testing to isolate parts of the software environment in order to find bugs or malfunctions. A stack trace is one of many tools that can be useful in extensive testing.