I need to read the current time in one second intervals.
Should I rely on garbage collection to take care of regularly created instances of Date like
mytime = new Date() or should I update
mytime with the static
Date.now() - and how?
let mytime = new Date(); ... // regularly // A) mytime = new Date(); // replace with current instance, rely on garbage collection // OR // B) mytime.setUTCMilliseconds(Date.now()); // update original instance
Unless for some reason you need to make sure that you have only a single shared instance and that it gets mutated (hint: you really shouldn't), just create new date objects whenever you need them. GC will take care of the old ones just fine.