yes . George , it ie. It has to . Otherwise from where you will get the response time. your mark & sweep alogorithm doesn't work here. it is just beginning. It is more improve in CLDC than that in case of KVM last year. Many concepts like handles are not there in j2me. you have pointers. You don't have awt & swing . Your footprint is just 40 to 100 kb. i hope this is useful.
posted 18 years ago
pointers in J2ME! rather than references? really? is there something in the form of a Sun URL I can look at about that?
The biggest think in terms of the CLDC is that finalization has been removed -- when objects are garbage collected they don't get a chance to run their finalization code. This simplified the implementation of the garbage collector. But other than that, the usual techniques of helping the garbage collector along by nulling out references, not allocating too many objects, and reusing objects whenever possible are all important with J2ME programming, whether CLDC- or CDC-based. Eric