[gclist] Name that hypothesis
Henry G. Baker
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 12:05:07 -0800 (PST)
> > >> What is the name of the following hypothesis?
> > >>
> > >> "Most references in a system point backwards in time, i.e. from
> > >> younger objects to older objects."
> > Darius> "Nick Barnes International Garbage Collection Conjecture"
> > Darius> sounds great to me ... :-)
> > Actually I think it is called the generational hypothesis.
> I use "generational hypothesis" for this:
> "Most objects die young".
> Nick Barnes
As I have tried to explain many times, this statement is ambiguous/ill-defined.
See below for clarification:
ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/hb/hbaker/YoungGen.html (also .ps.Z)