Would you pay for GC?
elronnd at elronnd.net
Tue Jan 25 07:22:36 UTC 2022
On Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 07:13:41 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
> ARC will also not compete, unless one goes the extra mile of
> making the compiler ARC aware, elide retain/release calls, do
> cascade deletions in background threads, take care on cascade
> deletions to avoid stack overflows on destructor calls, provide
> multicore friendly versions of them,.....
Indeed. See Bacon et al, 'Unified Theory of Garbage Collection':
increasingly sophisticated RC approaches tracing (and vice
versa). So it's a bit strange to assume we can do one but not
the other. And tracing makes a better starting point due to the
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