Persistence: a proposal

Scott L. Burson
Thu, 22 May 1997 19:49:23 -0700 (PDT)

   From: Kelly Murray <>
   Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 15:58:35 -0700

   Sounds similiar in progress to what I've got implemented (98% in Lisp btw)
   The Brooks real-time GC indirection strategy is interesting,
   and similiar to how Smalltalk works and manages to do interesting
   things.  But it will slow down the code a lot, increasing paging by
   virtue of bigger code size and bigger objects and less locality.

Yeah, there are prices.  I've tried to do enough clever things wrt locality to
get some of the cost back.

   It doesn't seem to be needed either, using VM paging hardware is

To do incremental GC?

-- Scott