[gclist] Re: GC & profiling
Tue, 24 Apr 2001 14:07:59 +1000
On 23-Apr-2001, Dave Berry <email@example.com> wrote:
> At 04:13 24/04/2001, Fergus Henderson wrote:
> >It's nice to know from Nick Barnes' post that the Harlequin MLWorks
> >profiler got this right. But since Harlequin went out of business,
> >I'm not sure what that tells us :-( Perhaps the only thing to be learnt
> >from this is another one of those depressing worse-is-better lessons:
> >maybe the problem is just not sufficiently important in practice to
> >be worth worrying about.
> I disagree with that. The main reason that MLWorks failed was the classic
> one: lack of business management.
Sure. I was only half-serious. I should have put a few smileys in there.
> By the way, Harlequin is still in business, as two firms. Harlequin still
> produce their postscript interpreter and related add-ons for the high-end
> printer marker.
Does it still use GC? If so, what kind?
Fergus Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> | "I have always known that the pursuit
| of excellence is a lethal habit"
WWW: <http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~fjh> | -- the last words of T. S. Garp.