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- Subject: RE: The Year In Scripting Languages Lua/Perl/Python/Ruby/Tcl 2002
- From: "Nick Trout" <ntrout@...>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 12:40:41 -0800
> * Lua in 2003
> 2003 will bring the official release of Lua 5.0 and also probably
> Lua 5.1, at least in work stage. Our main focus in Lua 5.1 is the
> implementation of incremental garbage collection to replace the
> current atomic mark-and-sweep. The need for this was identified by
> the community, specially those using Lua for games. We shall
> probably also see a new draft of the long-waited Lua book by
> Roberto, updated for Lua 5.
"incremental garbage collection"? Are there plans for an incremental
collector or is the generational one being summerised (wrongly?) as an
incremental one? Did I miss something?