[gclist] Re: GC & profiling

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Tue, 24 Apr 2001 14:07:59 +1000

On 23-Apr-2001, Dave Berry <daveb@tardis.ed.ac.uk> 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?

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