Garbage Collection and gamedev - tl;dr Yes we want it, so let's solve it

rikki cattermole rikki at
Mon Nov 23 13:09:31 UTC 2020

On 24/11/2020 1:58 AM, Ola Fosheim Grøstad wrote:
> On Monday, 23 November 2020 at 12:05:14 UTC, rikki cattermole wrote:
>> But as Ola has said, there are down sides to this approach once you 
>> start needing performance.
> Rikki, I want to add that I don't argue that it shouldn't be the 
> default.  I was arguing in the context of games and other demanding low 
> latency, high memory, computation applications.
> Your fork-collector could be excellent for most GUI applications that 
> are mostly based on D code. For instance, a GUI application can detect 
> that the user is inactive and trigger a fork.
> It could also work for turn-based games.

Its not actually my idea. Rainer has already done an implementation :)

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