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- Subject: Re: garbage collection thoughts... again?!
- From: James McCartney <asynth@...>
- Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 10:46:22 -0700
The Wilson+Johnstone scheme is very time efficient because it needs no
But it is less space efficient than other schemes because it segregates
objects into size classes, which can cause fragmentation, and requires
two links per object.
The size classes don't seem to be a problem in practice. I do sweep
large objects and that eliminates most of the problem there. Since
there are very few large objects, the excess cost of that is minimal.
If an overhead of two links per object were too much, as it would be
for LISP cons pairs for example, then that could be a problem. For a
language where the main object is a hash table I don't think it should
be a problem. And memory is cheap now days.
On Sunday, June 1, 2003, at 09:50 AM, Wim Couwenberg wrote:
Do you feel the scheme you implemented would be suitable for Lua?
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