[gclist] ref-counting performance cost

Stefan Monnier monnier+lists.gc@tequila.cs.yale.edu
11 Oct 2000 17:04:58 -0400

>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Shi-hwa Chen <chenandr@cse.msu.edu> writes:
> I have (what I think is a) novel idea that is based on RC. This idea is in
> the beginnings of my mind, and so I hesitate to dicuss it openly here.

It's hard to tell without knowing anything about it, but you should
not forget that although people seem to have given up on RC fairly
quickly, RC and derivatives are used and not just in low-level
languages like C++.
I'm mostly thinking of distributed GC, where distributed cycles are
still an area where improvements are needed.