I am studying garbage collection in Java. It says "the method getRuntime returns a Singleton. we can invoke gc() on this." What is meant by Singleton? What does it mean when we say the current runtime can be obtained from the getRuntime method?
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What does it mean when we say the current runtime can be obtained from the getRuntime method?
What's "it"? The getRuntime method returns a Runtime object associated with the current application.
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