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- Subject: Re: Lua gc idea
- From: skaller <skaller@...>
- Date: 28 Dec 2004 23:51:12 +1100
On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 21:54, Mike Pall wrote:
> skaller wrote:
> > BTW: scanning the Lua gc code, it seems to use a naive
> > mark/sweep collection algorithm (my Felix collector does too).
> Apparently you have looked at Lua 5.0.
Yes, 5.0.2 is billed as latest stable release,
I'm making a Felix binding and checking it out at
the same time -- I'm sure I can get myself in heaps
of trouble even with a stable version .. :)
> There is a prerelease version of
> Lua 5.1 available at: http://www.lua.org/work/lua-5.1-work3.tar.gz
> Lua 5.1 has a completely revamped incremental and generational GC. The
> tri-colour GC algorithm implies use of the state toggling optimization.
Great! I'll check it out. Any hint as to API changes,
and do you recommend I bind 5.1 instead of 5.0.2?
I'll give some details of the binding soon.
John Skaller, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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