Incremental garbage collection

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Fri Jan 21 12:05:49 UTC 2022

On Friday, 21 January 2022 at 11:47:05 UTC, user1234 wrote:
> No. The theory is that GC is not *that much a handicap* for 
> real audio because it's *not really real-time*. It is not that 
> "The GC is for audio-work". That theory is just totally wrong.

It is possible to make it hard real time, by imposing a max heap 
size, which is reasonable for audio.

You need to use a garbage collector of some sort, either language 
level or application level if your application allows the user to 
build a graph. Which is some creative audio applications does 
(including audio programming languages).

If you can get away with using a language level collector then 
that will be the cheaper option. To get there you need to take a 
niche-approach like he does.

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