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An interesting read:

Relevant here because Lua is mentioned, in passing, when Brendan Eich
is quoted from the Lambda The Ultimate Discussion

It's interesting for his comments on how GC languages can't work well
in memory constrained environments. "If you have 6 times more memory
than you need, then GC makes sense."

I remember a presenter at the Lua conference talking about how he was
hoping for increased memory performance. I think he was running out of
memory when his 4 megs of ram hit 70% usage. (no hardware MMU, as I
recall). That's in another world from the graphs that this guy is