And THAT is the problem
Posted Aug 22, 2011 12:43 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: That's the problem witrh GC
Parent article: HP dropping webOS devices
Actually, fragmentation is usually less of an issue on garbage-collected systems, because the GC can defragment memory, which isn't feasible in languages like C where pointers aren't opaque.
Right. And this is where you experience the most extreme dropouts and slowdowns. How will you compact a heap with multimegabyte arrays without significant delays?
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