Incremental garbage collection
aldacron at gmail.com
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](https://dlang.org/blog/2021/10/29/dlang-news-september-october-2021-d-2-098-0-openbsd-saoc-dconf-online-swag/) and [in a YouTube video](https://youtu.be/jX9grHMTGAU?t=229).
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