[gclist] Demand driven generational collector
Ji-Yong D. Chung
Sat, 6 Oct 2001 01:09:03 -0400
Sorry for using "Piglets in the Snake."
Didn't mean any disrespect to the original
author of the term. I used "piglets" instead
of pig because I thought (1) a python could not
possibly swallow a real pig, and (2) pigs
don't thrive in equatorial regions where pythons
(presumably) live in abundance.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ungar" <David.Ungar@Sun.COM>
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Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: [gclist] Demand driven generational collector
> "Pig in the Python" was coined by Frank Jackson when he (and I) were
> on demographic-feedback-mediated tenuring, for our OOPSLA'88 paper.
> I believe it first appeared in there.
> - Dave
> At 4:25 PM -0400 10/5/01, Eliot Moss wrote:
> >No big deal, but the usual term is "Pig in the Python", which has nice
> >alliteration. I think I heard it first from Barry Hayes, who may have
> >coined it. Any GC historians out there who know its origin more certainly
> >:-) ?
> >-- Eliot
> David Ungar
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