garbage collector

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n garbage collector someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse
    • ***

Quotations

  • Frank Dane
    Frank%20Dane
    “Remember when $25, 000 was a success? Now it is a garbage collector.”

Usage

In literature:

Butler could be made official garbage-collector.
"The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser
The Parisian garbage collector must work by the day and not by the job.
"Eating in Two or Three Languages" by Irvin S. Cobb
Then a garbage collector is just as good as a nuclear physicist, and an astronomer is no better than a street sweeper.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
It should not be assumed that the indictment here read is against all mail carriers or garbage collectors, or policemen.
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
A garbage collector jabbered excitedly that he had found the victim lying thus only a moment before.
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt
Don't the collectors come through this part of the town for garbage?
"The Corner House Girls" by Grace Brooks Hill
***

In news:

Afghan trash collectors rest after collecting recyclable items at a garbage dump in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on May 30.
Leavenworth County garbage collector killed in accident.
Police and garbage collectors appeared on city streets, and subway stations were reopened, after soldiers and neighborhood watch groups kept the peace in many districts overnight.
There won't be garbage collectors hanging off the backs of trucks in Fremont anymore.
'Our elders fought for retirement at 60,' says one garbage collector.
What do a garbage collector, a janitor and a funeral director have in common.
Consumer Reports has released its annual survey on holiday tipping, and, again, garbage collectors rank at the bottom as the least-tipped service-provider.
Household chemicals that left two Point Pleasant garbage collectors woozy spur borough police to look into the source.
In essence, that means government officials are treating the growing healthcare costs for retired cops, teachers, garbage collectors and firefighters like a credit card bill that no one wants to pay off.
They are perhaps the first unionized garbage collectors in the region.
***

In science:

The language should provide basic capabilities that are highly useful when implementing symbolic algorithms, including lambda abstraction, closures, tail recursion, and a proper garbage collector.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
One of the strongest benefits of this module is that it ‘magically’ handles all memory management related issues that have to be addressed in order to make the OCaml garbage collector and Python reference counting mechanism collaborate.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
C#‘s CLR has a garbage collector that executes as part of the program, frees the memory for managed objects automatically that are no longer referenced.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
However, it is possible to force to work Garbage Collector by calling GC.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
There has been much research on scheduling the garbage collector and improving the efficiency of code transformation, even though it has not proven particularly effective so far [102].
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
McCreight, A., Shao, Z., Lin, C., and Li, L. 2007. A general framework for certifying garbage collectors and their mutators.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
But as they are still referenced by the tree t, the garbage collector cannot get rid of them.
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
Unsharing the example We want to improve the space performance of the program in the example and thus, due to the saved work in the garbage collector, also the runtime performance.
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
One candidate for dup’ing is the function solve: We know that the parameter t to solve is an unevaluated expression, and decoupling that from the t that we pass to doSomethingElseWith will allow the garbage collector to clean up the tree as solve proceeds to process it (Figure 3, second row).
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
Figure 3, last row, second-to-last column), so the copying garbage collector needs to do even less work.
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
The cases where it is ahead of other approaches it wins only due to the garbage collector overhead induced by unprevented sharing.
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
These are created during evaluation and removed by the garbage collector.
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
The indirections do not stay around forever: The next garbage collector run, which copies all live data, will replace references to indirections by whatever the indirection points to.
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
One large problem is posed by statically allocated thunks: A value, say nats = [0..], defined at the module level is compiled to a thunk with closure type THUNK_STATIC , also called a constant applicative form (CAF), and receives special treatment by the garbage collector.
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
The Aldor back end test results (A1, A2 top graph) appear to be over 100 times slower than baseline code and the Aldor mark and sweep garbage collector is clearly not effective and leads to thrashing.
The Paraldor Project
***