Re: Need a word for...

Subject: Re: Need a word for...
From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 15:19:01 -0600

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

>
> Indeed, my house is in a similar situation. The usual method for
> cleaning things up is to move everything from one room into another and
> clean the one, throwing trash out in the process. It does not work when
> all the rooms are already full.
>
> This is called "generational garbage collection" in CS terms. (Most of us
use "mark-sweep garbage collection", where we leave the in-use objects in
place, and remove only the trash.) The "all the rooms are already full"
condition is called an "out of memory" error, and is solved by buying and
installing more storage space.

--Janet Swisher
http://www.janetswisher.com
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References:
Need a word for...: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Need a word for...: From: Peter Neilson

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