Definitions

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  • n. The act of deallocating
  • n. The release of a portion of storage that had been previously been allocated to a specific task

Etymologies

de- +‎ allocation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Linear values themselves don't need garbage collection; in the absence of pointer sharing, the owner of a reference always knows when it abandons the object, and can manually deallocate it or if that's costly, put it in a queue for deallocation.

    Snell-Pym » Garbage collection

  • To summarize, rvalue references can help you improve memory performance by minimizing the number of memory allocation, deallocation, and copy operations.

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  • To reduce the communication overhead from other head, they introduced bulk delayed deallocation requests, which again looks neat -- as it reduces frequent communication.

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  • While this is anecdotal, I've found that people who have never actually programmed in a low level language tend to regard object allocation and deallocation as "magic" and thus write poorly performing code.

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  • The BigFiles package also handles allocation and deallocation of file descriptors, since the operating systems do not provide enough for our needs.

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  • · Heap manager aids dynamic allocation and deallocation of memory for kernel purposes.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • However, as Lisandro Dalcin pointed out in the comments to that post, there is a simpler way to do it if you just need to call a particular deallocation function to free the underlying memory (or decrease a reference) after the NumPy array is destroyed.

    Planet Python

  • · Automatic deallocation of dynamically allocated widgets.

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  • If supplying the tooltip text directly (enables tooltip text beyond 80 characters), then we must be aware that we are responsible for any needed deallocation (will not happen automatically).

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  • Most languages without refcounting GCs have syntax sugar for resource allocation and deallocation.

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