Incremental garbage collection

Mike Parker aldacron at
Fri Jan 21 15:40:40 UTC 2022

On Friday, 21 January 2022 at 12:45:42 UTC, Guillaume Piolat 
> The GC is not as slow and annoying as it used to be. When I 
> went to Dconf 2019 I was surprised to learn that it had been 
> speed-up during the year (with both fork-GC and speed-up 
> efforts by Rainer IIRC) but this wasn't advertised anywhere. 
> IT's easy to be under the impression that the GC is the same 
> than 10 years ago when it's not written anywhere what changes 
> happened, you'd have to peruse all the release notes. Who knows 
> the real timeline of GC improvement in D? What happened?

IIRC, Rainer's work on the GC was discussed in the forums at the 
time. The fork-based GC was a SAOC 2018 project, but it wasn't 
actually merged until last fall. [I announced it on the 
blog]( and [in a YouTube video](

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