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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by CrimsonBane on Thu 29th Apr 2004 14:26 UTC

Perhaps you should try some real world server programming. With virtual CPU emulators like valgrind finding a memory leak in C/C++ now a days is pretty trivial. People have been saying for the last 10 years that GC is just as good as new/delete. Although I have yet to see anything I can use that has the same performance as C and has GC.