Would you pay for GC?

Elronnd 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 
generational hypothesis.

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