Would you pay for GC?
pjmlp at progtools.org
Tue Jan 25 09:32:32 UTC 2022
On Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 08:24:22 UTC, rikki cattermole
> On 25/01/2022 8:22 PM, Elronnd wrote:
>> 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.
> RC shines for when deterministic destruction is required.
That is the naive idea, until a cascade deletion of a graph based
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