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- Subject: garbage collector
- From: Markus Huber <pulse@...>
- Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 04:28:53 +0200 (BST)
> has anyone considered replacing Lua's garbage collection with a garbage
> collector such as the boehm collector
> <http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/>? my guess is that it
> would be more efficient.
> it shouldn't break any existing Lua code. "gc" tag events could be
> triggered with a finalization callback.
Fetched from http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/issues.html
Our collector is not, and cannot, be implemented as completely portable
C code. However, it has been ported to all common workstation and PC
platforms, excluding PCs with segmented addressing. It has been ported
to several flavors of Microsoft's win32 environment.
> does anyone else have an opinion about this? i'm thinking about implementing
> it and wanted to run a sanity check with everyone first.
I like Lua not only because it is portable to *all* and *everything*.
But... I would like to program my mobile phone (ARM processor) in Lua