OSNews: A Glance At Garbage Collection In Object-Oriented Languages
Apr 29, 2004, 07:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"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.
"In fact, in many situations automated memory allocation can be
significantly faster and more efficient than traditional
approaches. Combined with increased programmer productivity, it
would be negligent not to consider automated memory management a
core component in nearly all future programming paradigms..."