[xmlp] the recent garbage collector performance improvements

Jonathan M Davis jmdavisProg at gmx.com
Thu Feb 2 10:13:16 PST 2012

On Thursday, February 02, 2012 20:06:14 Manu wrote:
> On 2 February 2012 17:40, dsimcha <dsimcha at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday, 2 February 2012 at 04:38:49 UTC, Robert Jacques wrote:
> >> An XML parser would probably want some kind of stack segment growth
> >> schedule, which, IIRC isn't supported by RegionAllocator.
> > 
> > at least assuming we're targeting PCs and not embedded devices.
> I don't know about the implications of your decision, but comment makes me
> feel uneasy.
> I don't know how you can possibly make that assumption? Have you looked
> around at the devices people actually use these days?
> PC's are an endangered and dying species... I couldn't imagine a worse
> assumption if it influences the application of D on different systems.

PCs are not endangered in the least. It's just that we're getting an increase 
in other devices (particularly smart phones and tablets). PCs are _heavily_ 
used, and there's no way that smart phones or tablets could replace them. They 
do different stuff. It _is_ true that applications are increasingly being 
written for non-PCs, but PCs definitely aren't dying off.

Also, how much do you really treat smart phones or tablets like embedded 
devices rather than PCs? They're certainly more like PCs than the embedded 
devices of yore. True, they have stricter performance requirements, but 
they're nowhere near as restrictive as they used to be.

- Jonathan M Davis

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