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

Ola Fosheim Grostad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Wed Nov 25 08:25:33 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 07:54:57 UTC, Araq wrote:
> On Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 07:43:23 UTC, Ola Fosheim 
> Grostad wrote:
>> ARC does not stop the world.
> He means the "unbounded" destruction phase when an enormous 
> data structure needs to be free()d. This problem -- if it 
> really comes up -- is not part of the reference counting 
> mechanism at all. Manual memory management with free() calls 
> produces exactly the same effect.

It could happen in a game where you can teleport, but ARC can be 
combined with scene allocators. So if you delete the whole scene 
you would not need to deallocate individual objects.

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