Learn about low-level computing: What is “the stack”? (by Julia Evans)

Want to learn a bit about low-level computing? Not scared of seeing REAL ASSEMBLY CODE? Click on through!

The basic question I want to answer here is — why do people sometimes discuss “the stack” like it’s some kind of revered fundamental object? (the answer is going to turn out to be “because it is”, and I’m going to try to make that as concrete as I can.)

What is "the stack"? – Julia Evans