Garbage Collection

The term for automated memory-management and reclamation, one of the many methods of migration.

GC is not a generic solution for memory leaks, but a (correct) GC is a generic solution for 'dangling pointers'. Just as there is no general solution for 'loops' (due to undecidability), there is no general solution for 'leaks'.
-- Henry Baker

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