Garbage Collection

  jz 21:03 02 Jun 2006
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I've read that a garbage collector removes objects in memory when they are no longer needed. How does the garbage collector know that something is no longer needed? Surely, the garbage collector can't know until the programme ends that an object is no longer needed?

  GaT7 21:07 02 Jun 2006

Perhaps, this may answer your questions click here_(computer_science). G

  GaT7 21:08 02 Jun 2006

Sorry, the link again click here. G

  jz 22:28 02 Jun 2006

Thanks, that clears it up - very useful Wikipedia article - I must go there more often.

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