Quotes of the week
Posted Apr 22, 2012 20:19 UTC (Sun) by khim
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Uhm. Considering that Android quite successfully uses GC for explicitly interactive tasks - I don't think GCs have failed.
Android is good example of with sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine principle (RFC 1925.
Sure, if you'll use dual-core 1.2GHz CPU and 1GHz of RAM (something like Galaxy Nexus) then you can almost reach the fluidity of iPhone 4 with it's single-core 800MHz CPU and 512MB of RAM (and if you'll use quad-code 1.4GHz one like in Samsung Galaxy S III then you can come closer still).
But if you'll try cheap Android with 256MHz RAM and 600MHz CPU (basically what iPhone 3GS had) then you'll see that GC indeed comes with huge price attached.
Granted, not all Android woes are GC-related, but nonetheless: the fact that Apple added ARC to iOS 5 and then dropped full-blown GC in MacOS 10.8 says volumes. You can say whatever you want about Apple, but these people know how to create fluid UI. “Full GC” was tried and apparently have been found wanting. And if anyone can afford buying good GC then it'll be the most valuable company in the world.
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