Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.
Posted Feb 11, 2013 19:35 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.
Parent article: Chromatic: Goodnight, Parrot
Funnily though, Android phones show that GC is entirely feasible on mobile.
Sure, if you'll throw dual-core 1.2GHz CPU on the task which works perfectly fine on 600MHz iPhone 3GS you'll get the expected result. But is it really wise use of resources?
The stated justification for losing the capability is to align even OS X developers with the iOS way of the world, where GC is apparently thought to be too expensive.
Which is kind of strange because iPhone 5 specs are about half of what desktop Mac had when garbage collection was introduced in MacOS X 10.5, isn't it? And next iPhone will probably be more powerful then these macs. No, I think they just found that garbage collection is just unacceptable: it introduces jitter which is not easily observable on a desktop with mouse but is a big problem for touchscreen. But of course there are PR and to say that all these decades of GC-science were just waste of time is not politically correct thing to do.
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