LGA-08: Memory ManagementΒΆ

Split this between your group. If you only have 3 members, you only need to complete three as a group. If you have four, one question should be completed twice.

  1. Research what is reference counting. Can you explain it to a student in CSCI-262? Name a few ways that reference counting garbarge collectors deal with circular references.
  2. Research what is a smart pointer in C++. Can you explain it to a student in CSCI-262? What issues do C++ smart pointers solve with explicit heap dynamic lifetimes?
  3. Write a simple C program with a memory leak. Research the valgrind tool. Be prepared to demonstrate how to use valgrind to show that the program is leaking memory to your learning group.