Would you pay for GC?

rikki cattermole rikki at cattermole.co.nz
Tue Jan 25 09:29:18 UTC 2022

On 25/01/2022 10:23 PM, Ola Fosheim Grøstad wrote:
> On Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 07:13:41 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
>> If you are paying to replace GC with ARC, without putting the money to 
>> reach Swift level of performance (which is still pretty lame versus 
>> last gen tracing GCs in Java/.NET), then you will be getting lemons.
> With per fiber/task/actor ownership + unique_ptr you reduce the need to 
> increase the refcount significantly.

With scope without ref or return it may even be possible to elide all 
calls to reference counting except for the last decrement.

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