Linked by Zachary Pinter on Tue 27th Apr 2004 17:09 UTC
General Development Garbage collection (GC) is a technology that frees programmers from the hassle of explicitly managing memory allocation for every object they create. Traditionally, the benefit of this automation has come at the cost of significant overhead. However, more efficient algorithms and techniques, coupled with the increased computational power of computers have made the overhead negligible for all but the most extreme situations.
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Incremental or not incremental
by renoX on Tue 27th Apr 2004 21:30 UTC

I'm not sure I understood which GC in the list are incremental and which are not incremental?

Incremental GC does not generate annoying pause, as the GC can be stopped any time and continue later without too many trouble (well except that the modified object must be updated).