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- Subject: Re: dream garbage collector
- From: "John Belmonte" <jvb@...>
- Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 12:42:52 +0900
Reuben Thomas wrote:
> This ties in with my (seemingly ignored!) suggestion about componentizing
> Lua, or alternatively put, specifying some of its internal APIs. The GC
> was one of the things I suggested formalizing.
I don't think it would be easy... especially not before we have experience
plugging in a few different GC's.
For example the incremental collector I mentioned uses write barriers,
meaning some bookkeeping needs to be done when a structure is altered. That
affects the VM, table implementation, etc.