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Java Garbage Collection - A Generic Solution?

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Meehan, A and Lunney, TF (2001) Java Garbage Collection - A Generic Solution? Information and Software Technology, 43 (2). pp. 151-155. [Journal article]

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This paper first introdues the main approaches to garbage collection(GC) in modern high-level programming languages, and then focuses on how the 'new' language Java addrsses GC. The object oriented nature of Java and the fact that it is designed to be used in networked/distributed systems poses additional GC related problems. Issues raised by these problems are discussed and suggestions made about ways in which the full advantages of GC in Java can be realised. The main conclusion is that while automatic GC in Jaca makes the writing of code easier, there is still the need for programmer awareness of Java memory management.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:7817
Deposited By:Dr Tom Lunney
Deposited On:19 Feb 2010 13:40
Last Modified:19 Feb 2010 13:40

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