[gclist] Baker's treadmill improvments.
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:42:32 -0600
At 12:09 PM 1/31/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Could you be more specific about what you mean by "the treadmill" and
>what the high overheads are?
I forgot the very worst thing about treadmill as opposed to conservative
collection. Treadmill imposes requirements on object structure. You must
make program changes and recompile. And you must recompile everything
that uses it. Conservative collection for all its faults can be linked
in with programs. In fact in some environments you don't even have to
do that, the collector can simply pick up a program and run it intercepting
its storage calls.
Charles Fiterman Geodesic Systems
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A computer language without garbage collection
is like a city without garbage collection.