Garbage CollectionThe 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
- The Boehm-Demers-Weiser conservative GC for C/C++.
- GCspy, a heap visualisation framework at Sun Microsystems Laboratories.
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