[gclist] Re: gclist-digest V3 #84

Pekka P. Pirinen pekka@harlequin.co.uk
Thu, 22 Jun 2000 14:23:09 +0100

> Erlang *doesn't* get pointers to the heaps of other threads,
> *doesn't* have to, and *does* have excellent reason not to use
> separate address spaces.

The reason being a shared global heap, apparently.  So it's not a pure
per-thread heap system.  Presumably, allocation in the global heap
needs synchronization, but it's rare?

>	The Hoard paper shows an efficient implementation

Pekka P. Pirinen
Adaptive Memory Management Team, Harlequin Limited

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