The managed resource API
Posted Mar 1, 2007 19:57 UTC (Thu) by rwmj
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That was a bit of a dig at Java. There are a number of architectural problems with the Java runtime which is why it's taken an enormous effort to get something which is still (IME) pretty sluggish except under very special conditions (long running server-side processes).
Compare to the OCaml GC. OCaml is maintained by a small team of developers and regularly performs close to and often faster than equivalent C programs. They made a lot of very smart choices with runtime representations of values, and it helps that they have a couple of world-leading GC academics writing the code.
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