[gclist] collector optimization

Ji-Yong D. Chung virtualcyber@erols.com
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.