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Memory refers to the physical devices used to store programs or data on a temporary or permanent basis for use in a computer or other digital electronic device.

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Garbage collection is first and foremost a memory management tool. As such, garbage collectors will collect when there is memory pressure. Modern garbage collectors are very good, and getting better … optimisation ineffective, or even counterproductive. However, garbage collectors typically do not attempt to optimise use of resources other than memory. In garbage collected environments, most …
answered Mar 18 '15 by James_pic