Posted Oct 14, 2010 12:51 UTC (Thu) by droundy (subscriber, #4559)
In reply to: GC by aanno
Parent article: Quotes of the week
The trouble with GC seems to be that there is so much language-specific information that could affect its optimization, e.g. knowing which memory involves points. Pessimistic GC is leaky on 32-bit systems, besides being slow. How much information need a language runtime pass to the kernel? (And what to do about finalizers, soft pointers, etc.)
On the other hand, if there's *something* the kernel could do to help GC, that'd be great.