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- Subject: Re: The Year In Scripting Languages Lua/Perl/Python/Ruby/Tcl 2002
- From: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <lhf@...>
- Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:05:14 -0200
>> You read it right, we plan to have incremental garbage collection in 5.1.
>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?
The way we are planning it, it's an incremental mark-and-sweep, that is,
both mark and sweep are done incrementally, but we are still figuring out the