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  1. Calling foo() will put the foo function into the call stack.
  2. While processing the code inside, JS engine encounters the setTimeout.
  3. It then hands over the foo callback to the WebAPIs (arrow 1) and returns from the function. The call stack is empty again.
  4. The timer is set to 0, so the foo will be sent to the Task Queue (arrow 2).
  5. As, our call stack was empty, the event loop will pick the foo callback and push it to the call stack for processing.
  6. The Process repeats again and stack doesn't overflow ever.
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