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Submitted: Jun 13 2013 / 13:00

Introduced in 1960 by John McCarthy and George Collins respectively, tracing and reference counting are both forms of the type of automatic memory management known as garbage collection (GC).[4] [2] This name is derived from the fact that GC algorithms exist to seek out and reclaim memory that has been allocated, but is no longer needed.
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