[gclist] Are there any studies or reports about the analysis of cyclic structures?

Nick Barnes Nick.Barnes at pobox.com
Thu Jun 16 02:19:10 PDT 2005

At 2005-06-15 14:32:43+0000, "Chin-Yang Lin" writes:

> I am studying the traditional gc algorithm - reference counting(RC).

I feel I should point out that the first garbage collector was
mark-sweep tracing, not reference counting [McCarthy 1960, section

Nick Barnes
Ravenbrook Limited

[McCarthy 1960] Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and their
Computation by Machine; J. McCarthy; CACM; April 1960. An annotated
version of this paper is available at

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