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What is memory leak?
What is memory leak? Guil did not explain the concept of momory leak in this video. Anyone can brefly explain? Thank you
Steven Parker217,574 Points
Essentially, the term "memory leak" describes a situation where a process repeatedly allocates additional memory resources but does not release them, or perhaps only releases some of them. So as the process continues to run, available memory resources continue to be consumed until there are not enough to continue; and then an out-of-memory condition causes the program to terminate.