Garbage Collection

Deterministic Finalization and IDisposable Part 1: The Basics

Deterministic Finalization and IDisposable Part 1: The Basics

This is part 1 of my Deterministic Finalization and IDisposable post series. This topic has been covered many times by many others (such as here and here), so if you are familiar with C#’s using statement and IDisposable interface, feel free to skip this post. I’m writing this introduction to provide the necessary background information to set up a series of subsequent posts. Garbage collection, found in languages such as C# and Java (among many others), is a very useful feature: it largely alleviates the need for a programmer to manually handle resource management.