Performs garbage collection in the JS memory pool.
void JS_GC(JSContext *cx); // Added in SpiderMonkey 52 void JS_GC(JSRuntime *rt); // Obsolete since JSAPI 50 void JS_GC(JSContext *cx); // Obsolete since JSAPI 14
||The context to for which to perform garbage collection.|
||The runtime to for which to perform garbage collection. Obsolete since JSAPI 50|
JS_GC performs garbage collection of JS objects, strings and other internal data structures that are no longer reachable in the specified context or runtime. Garbage collection frees memory so that it can be reused by the system.
When your scripts create many objects, you may want to call
JS_GC directly in your code, particularly when a script terminates or when the application has idle time. To perform garbage collection only if needed, call
JS_SetGCCallback to add hooks that are called during garbage collection.