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gc_collect_cyclesForces collection of any existing garbage cycles


gc_collect_cycles ( void ) : int

Forces collection of any existing garbage cycles.


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns number of collected cycles.

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9 years ago
(Since this function wasn't documented as of the date I left this note...)

If you came here looking for documentation, allow me to point you instead to a section in the user manual about garbage collection that includes a bit at the end about when you would use this feature and what it will actually do:

Hope it helps!
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