Go: How Does the Garbage Collector Watch Your Application?

Vincent
A Journey With Go
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5 min readOct 2, 2019

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Illustration created for “A Journey With Go”, made from the original Go Gopher, created by Renee French.

ℹ️ This article is based on Go 1.13.

The Go garbage collector helps developers by automatically freeing the memory of their programs when it is not needed anymore. However, keeping track of the memory and cleaning it could impact the performances of our programs. The Go garbage collector has been designed to achieve those goals, and focus on:

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