garbage collection

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garbage collection

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(Computer Science) computing a systems routine for eliminating invalid or out-of-date data and releasing storage locations
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Noun1.garbage collection - the collection and removal of garbagegarbage collection - the collection and removal of garbage
pickup - the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"
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It was shown in Landi [1992] and Ramalingam (1994] that flow-sensitive may-alias analysis is undecidable in the presence of dynamic memory allocation.
I wrote my first computer program in 1961, and in 1962 I began using a new computer (the Manchester Atlas) that implemented dynamic memory allocation via a hardware stack.
Special features include smart dynamic memory allocation, enhanced parametric analysis capabilities, post-processing graphing utilities, changes and improvements to the GUI, and integrations to solver that enhance the accuracy and speed of the software.
The company plans to extend dynamic memory allocation to all its modules in the 4.
The suggested improvements to this program emphasize the use of dynamic memory allocation and the replacement of external variables with automatic variables.

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