[gclist] ref-counting performance cost
Sun, 3 Sep 2000 18:03:13 +0200
> _Every_ ref counter I've ever come into contact with
> requires a GC to back it up.
Note that if you create only immutable objects (an often overlooked
technique IMHO), the ref counter is enough because you can't create
cycles between objects.
The software I develop at work (> 100KSLOC of Ada 95 for financial
computations) uses this combination for memory management.
Laurent Guerby <email@example.com>