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Garbage Collection, Part 2 – Mark and Sweep Algorithms

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The heap space is separated into the young and old generation memory pools. Each pool has its own generational garbage collector. Due to the fact that objects in the young generation keep alive for a very short period and objects in the old generation live longer different collection algorithms are required.

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