[gclist] Finalizers & Reference counting.
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 16:16:28 +0100
At 2002-08-29 15:04:25+0000, Eliot Moss writes:
> >>>>> "Nick" == Nick Barnes <Nick.Barnes@pobox.com> writes:
> Nick> Then people largely lost interest in copying GC (because the focus of
> Nick> GC moved to C++, in which moving GC is impossible, and Java, in which
> Nick> it was very difficult).
> Nick: I'm not sure what you're talking about, concerning Java. Can you
> elucidate? Lots of folks use copying/moving GC with Java just fine,
> including us.
I deliberately used the past tense. As I remember, early Javas all
used non-moving mark/sweep, and fixing this required some smarter
thinking about hash values (and possibly other work). They should
have asked the Lispers.