libgc - A garbage collector for C and C++

Registered 2005-07-21 by Registry Administrators

libgc provides a garbage collector for C and C++ programs such that there is less chance of memory leaks in those programs.

The Boehm-Demers-Weiser conservative garbage collector can be used as a garbage collecting replacement for C malloc or C++ new. It allows you to allocate memory basically as you normally would, without explicitly deallocating memory that is no longer useful. The collector automatically recycles memory when it determines that it can no longer be otherwise accessed. A simple example of such a use is given here.

The collector is also used by a number of programming language implementations that either use C as intermediate code, want to facilitate easier interoperation with C libraries, or just prefer the simple collector interface. For a more detailed description of the interface, see here.

Alternatively, the garbage collector may be used as a leak detector for C or C++ programs, though that is not its primary goal.

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released on 2013-11-21

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