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Java's Garbage-Collected Heap
Summary: A key feature of Java is its garbage-collected heap, which takes care of freeing dynamically allocated memory that is no longer referenced. Because the heap is garbage-collected, Java programmers don't have to explicitly free allocated memory. Here's a hands-on introduction to Java's garbage-collected heap.
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Java's Garbage-Collected Heap
August 1, 1996 8:34 AM      
A key feature of Java is its garbage-collected heap, which takes care of freeing dynamically allocated memory that is no longer referenced. Because the heap is garbage-collected, Java programmers don't have to explicitly free allocated memory. Here's a hands-on introduction to Java's garbage-collected heap.

Read this Artima.com article:

http://www.artima.com/underthehood/gc.html
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