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- Subject: Re: GC "survey"
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 11:15:12 -0300
> Another dimension in this is the present of static objects. When we where
> running all functions and a lot of global variables would not be touched -
> So some sort of "disregards from GC" scope could be very interesting,
This is exactly what a generational collector does: it disregards "old"
objects (where "old" means the object has been alive and has not
been modified for a while).
(Actually, that definition of "old" is a simplification, but that also
simplifies the implementation of the algorithm.)