[gclist] Finalizers & Reference counting.

Giuseppe Attardi attardi@di.unipi.it
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:15:44 +0200

Don't forget Joel Bartlett technique of mostly-copying
garbage collection, that applies quite well to C/C++.

Basically, it copies and compacts anything that is one
link away from roots. It also handles generations.

-- Beppe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick Barnes" <Nick.Barnes@pobox.com>
To: <gclist@iecc.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [gclist] Finalizers & Reference counting. 

> Then people largely lost interest in copying GC (because the focus of
> GC moved to C++, in which moving GC is impossible, and Java, in which
> it was very difficult).  With non-moving GC, the arguments each way
> are harder (as Hans states).
> Nick Barnes