[gclist] Name that hypothesis
Tue, 03 Dec 1996 14:51:08 +0000
> 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."
> In the GC community we all know this, and many of us use it
> frequently, but we don't seem to have agreed on a name for it.
By the way, I suggest "The directional hypothesis", with the weak
variant being as above and the strong variant replacing "most" by
"all" (and being true of some implementations of some strong