[gclist] 1 doubt about Boehm's Garbage Collector. (fwd)

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed, 8 Jul 1998 04:01:17 +1000

On 07-Jul-1998, Neal M Gafter <neal.gafter@Eng.Sun.COM> wrote:
> ... Geodesic
> Systems' Great Circle technology, which is a descendent of Boehm's
> collector.

Can someone please confirm, deny, or otherwise elucidate that
historical detail for me?  I know that Great Circle uses conservative
collection, but I'm curious as to whether the code in Great Circle
really was forked off from an old version of the Boehm collector, or
whether it was written from scratch.

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