5.5.15

gc_enabled

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0)

gc_enabledReturns status of the circular reference collector

Description

bool gc_enabled ( void )
Warning

This function is currently not documented; only its argument list is available.

Returns status of the circular reference collector.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns TRUE if the garbage collector is enabled, FALSE otherwise.

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Anonymous
5 years ago
If I understand correctly, the php.ini parameter zend.enable_gc (see http://www.php.net/manual/en/info.configuration.php) determines whether garbage collection is enabled:

<?php

var_dump
(gc_enabled());
ini_set('zend.enable_gc', 0);
var_dump(gc_enabled());

?>

In PHP 5.3.0 this prints:

bool(true)
bool(false)

Oh, and of course gc_enable() and gc_disable() turn on or off the collection of garbage.
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