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- Subject: RE: Garbage Collection
- From: "Nick Trout" <ntrout@...>
- Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:30:13 -0800
> Everybody refers to reference counting as
> though it cannot catch cyclic structures.
> Rafael Lins, whom I believe is now in the
> Departamento de Electronica e Sistemas at
> the Universidade de Pernambuco, produced
> some beautiful gc reference counting
> algorithms that do catch cyclic structures.
> See "Cyclic Reference Counting with Lazy
> Mark-Scan", UKC Technical Report 75
Well it can't, hence you have to use another algorithm to catch the
I put the paper up on the wiki in PDF if anyone would like to read it:
(I assumed PDF is everyones format of choice).