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Synchronous and asynchronous GC

Hari babu
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Hi all,
what is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous garbage collection ?
Hari
Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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As far as I understand, synchronous GCing is more effective, but will pause your application until it is finished. I might be wrong, though...


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