[gclist] Prior work?

Daniel Wang danwang@CS.Princeton.EDU
09 Feb 2000 11:52:55 -0500

Daniel Wang <danwang@CS.Princeton.EDU> writes:

> I'm interested in any prior work to tailoring a GC for a particular
> program. I'm only aware of work by Stephen Thomas and Richard Jones for Lazy
> ML. I'd like to know if anyone has tried this on a larger scale, and what
> the performance tradeoffs are.

To be a bit more specific, rather than using a generic scan function that
interprets tags at runtime, statically emit a specialized scan function
based on the static type info known at compile time. I'm wondering what the
performance tradesoffs are.