[gclist] Finalizers & Reference counting.

Nick Barnes Nick.Barnes@pobox.com
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.

Nick B