compacting garbage collection

compacting garbage collection

[‚käm′pak·tiŋ ′gär·bij kə′lek·shən]
(computer science)
The physical rearrangement of data cells so that those cells whose contents are no longer useful (garbage) are compressed into a contiguous array.
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Concurrent compacting garbage collection of a persistent heap.
A fast expected-time compacting garbage collection algorithm.
Incremental incrementally compacting garbage collection.