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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Java GC information incorrect
by Anonymous on Wed 28th Apr 2004 01:01 UTC

How GC is performed in Java is not guaranteed!

It is not specified in the Java Language Specification and varies by platform and JVM vendor. Even if the official Sun JVM has been observed to do it one way on a particular OS it does not mean that all JVMs (including others from Sun) will do exactly the same on other OSes.

Please be more careful before making such statements.