[gclist] Patterns used in GC'd programs

Giuliano Carlini GCARLINI@us.oracle.com
28 Mar 97 12:43:24 -0800

What patterns are useful when writing a GC'd program?

I've mentioned a few recently, but I'm sure that a ton more exist.
I'll start off with a few I know about.

Virtualize and share scarce resources.

Explicitly invoke collector when a scarce resource appears unavailable.

Split local from global finalization.

Copy on write to reduce memory consumption.

What else?