An area of memory in which space is dynamically allocated and released on demand, using the Memory Manager See also: application heap, graphics client heap
A heap is an area of storage used for some specific or some general purpose (e.g. to contain objects created by application classes).
An area of memory with the Java virtual machine from which objects are created. The initial and maximum heap size for the virtual machine can be set with the -Xms and -Xmx non-standard command line options.
Free memory managed dynamically by running programs
A portion of memory reserved for a program to use for the temporary storage of data structures whose existence or size cannot be determined until the program is running. The program can request free memory from the heap to hold such elements, use it as necessary, and later free the memory. Programming languages such as C and Pascal include functions and procedures for requesting and freeing memory from the heap. Unlike another reserved portion of memory called the stack, the heap is allocated in differently sized blocks according to the needs of the program. These blocks may come from various portions of the heap â€“ wherever a block of sufficient size happens to be. As the program continues running, the heap becomes fragmented, and a process known as heap compaction might be needed to merge small blocks into larger units and enable memory to be used more efficiently. In sorting, a complete binary tree with the property that the value of any node is not exceeded by the value of either of its children.
(also known as free store, freestore) The heap or free store is the memory area managed by dynamic allocation. This use of heap is unconnected with the data structure used by the heapsort algorithm.
Memory that is dynamically allocated by the system. Unlike stack memory, heap memory can be allocated or de-allocated at any point during program execution.
An area of dynamic storage in which user-created Lisp objects are allocated and deallocated.
arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
a block of storage within which pieces are allocated and freed in some relatively unstructured mannner
a byte-stream file which is buffered in available memory
a collection of contiguous chunks of memory , as shown below in Figure
a contiguous area of memory used to contain and manage one or more smaller chunks of memory
an area of memory allocated by the application run time to store locally declared variables
a predefined area of memory which can be accessed by the program to store data and variables
a reserved area of memory
Memory area where all non-immediate values are allocated.
The area in memory available for read/write.
area in the memory where objects are stored. [ edit
(1) Any list-structured amount of data. (2) The abstract data type containing all list-structured amounts of data, and nothing else. (3) A software unit that is able to maintain the heap ADT on the top of a conventional linear memory architecture.
an area of memory from which space for dyanamic structures are allocated
A synonym for what Ada refers to as a storage pool.
Most commonly, this is a segment of memory claimed by a program. Within the heap, pieces of memory can be used and freed as needed. Depending on usage,...
A block of data storage space allocated to a programmer for writing a program or a specific program function.
programming: The free memory that is allocated to the different applications you are running at any one time. The heap is governed by the Memory Manager, a vital part of the Macintosh Toolbox. Sometimes when the computer seems to pause, the Memory Manager is moving blocks of data around to compact the heap and open up large contiguous empty blocks.
A portion of memory reserved for graphics.
An area of storage used for allocation of storage whose lifetime is not related to the execution of the current routine. The heap consists of the initial heap segment and zero or more increments.
A session's unique storage area. Every event handler receives a parameter that gives it access to the current session's heap. They may use this to store or access persistent data between events. see: dispatch, event fields, event handler parameters, runstate, session
An object that provides dynamic storage for a procedure. The object is part of the activation group and is deleted when the activation group is deleted. See dynamic storage.
an area of computer memory where data structures can be allocated and freed dynamically.
The area of memory set aside for user programs. Synonymous with the base memory. gooba yaadannaa View
A name for the memory the program can use for it's own purposes. Does not include the stack or any code that is in memory. The most common use for this memory is to declared variables in it. These variables can be said to be 'in the heap.' These variables exist outside of any scope, and can be said to be global, but they can only be accessed through pointers, which follow normal scope rules. It is important to free any memory allocated from the heap; failure to do so causes a memory leak.
See pool memory.
A collection of dynamically allocated variables.