Some of the things I've learned every day since Oct 10, 2016
105: Loitering Objects (Java)
January 31, 2017Posted by on
In Java (and possibly other languages, not sure), loitering objects refers to objects in memory which are no longer desired or will no longer be used in the future but still have pointers pointing to them, preventing garbage collection from freeing their place in memory. It’s generally good form to not waste memory in this fashion, but in extreme cases loitering objects can even lead to unwanted program termination due to a .