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December 11, 2011 / Ben Chun

In case I had forgotten that I teach high school…

A recent homework question: “Describe each of the three ways that you can remove a reference from an object and make it eligible for garbage collection.”

Student answer: “Abandoning the original reference for another (yea like dumping a girlfriend for another one, so the original is up for grabs (or gc)”

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  1. Alfred Thompson (@alfredtwo) / Dec 13 2011 7:25 am

    Trust a student to put something into a context that their peers can relate to.

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