[gclist] Guardians to finalize objects

Giuliano Carlini GCARLINI@us.oracle.com
03 Apr 97 14:42:34 -0800

Guardians in a Generation-Based Garbage Collector.
R. Kent Dybvig, Carl Bruggeman, and David Eby.
pg 207 to 216.

You can get it from http://www.cs.indiana.edu/proglang/papers/guardians.ps

If your interested in finalization issues you'll want to read
this paper.

It handles finalization order, reanimation, and mutator semantics
very cleanly. It's cheap to implement. And, it doesn't succumb to
the billion dollars in a billion years problem.

It may require minor tweaks to the GC. Or, maybe not. I think it
can be done using finalizers that run unordered but that