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- Subject: Re: The Year In Scripting Languages Lua/Perl/Python/Ruby/Tcl 2002
- From: "Peter Hill" <corwin@...>
- Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 12:55:22 +0800
Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo:
> You read it right, we plan to have incremental garbage collection in 5.1.
> Lua 5.0 already has some internal modifications to allow this but the real
> work will begin as soon as Lua 5.0 (final) is released officially.
How is the compaction going to work? Incremental compaction (to complement
incremental scanning) seems to only be possible when items are tokenised
(are they in Lua?). Ie, will there be incremental compaction as well, or
will that still be monolithic?