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Alex Queiroz wrote:
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Linker wrote:
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 22:30, Mike Pall wrote:
But neither is a substitute for a bump allocator. Unfortunately,
using such an allocator implies the need for a moving GC. The
current Lua GC is non-moving. Revising this fundamental design
choice is very complicated while keeping the current Lua/C API.
I think that a moving GC is bad for CPU which has a multi-cache modern
architecture .

     One single factor will hardly decide if a moving GC or a
mark-and-sweep one is better. Point in case, the generational GC
allocates memory faster.

To put it in another way... Data needed, otherwise it's hand-waving!!! :-) ;-)

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia