[gclist] collector optimization
Ji-Yong D. Chung
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 20:33:25 -0500
> One thing to watch out for here -- if you are generating
> code at the C level, and you insert assignments to zero
> out dead pointers, and you feed it to a decent C compiler,
> it will turn right around and remove those nulling assignments.
Thank you for pointing that out.
Doing code work only to have a compiler rub them out --
that not only would have been an example of highly inefficient coding,
but also embarassing. :)
-- More embarassing than making a mistaken claim on
the execution cost of assembly instruction XCHG, and then
emailing your claim to 10000000000000 people.