[gclist] Compile-time garbage collection

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU
Thu, 10 Jul 2003 16:22:21 +1000

On 09-Jul-2003, dobes <dobes-gclist@dobesland.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have any idea why CTGC is so uncommon?

Probably because it can be tricky to implement.  That's the main reason
why the Mercury compiler doesn't have it yet, anyway.

> Any good references?

"Practical aspects for a working compile time garbage collection system for Mercury",
Nancy Mazur, Peter Ross, Gerda Janssens and Maurice Bruynooghe.
Proceedings of ICLP 2001 - Seventeenth International Conference on Logic
Programming, Paphos, Cyprus, November 2001.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2237, Springer Verlag, Pages 105-119.

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