Program stack exhausted

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When using the PLOT command on a map composition, the application returns the error:"Program stack exhausted"


A complicated or complex map composition may be overwhelming the stack used to store the plot elements, before they are sent to the plotter.

Solution or Workaround

  • Set the following DOS variable before issuing the PLOT command:

    SET TNT=-stack 512000

  • Redirect the output to a file and then copy it to the port. Use the following code to do this.

    PLOT mapcomposition # # 0 > test.plt COPY test.plt LPT1

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