[gambit-list] Incremental garbage collector

Chris Newcombe c_r_newcombe at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 26 23:14:39 EST 2006

Erlang has a pretty good soft-realtime garbage collector, optimized for it's 
emphasis on message-passing, massive concurrency, and processing (mostly) 
immutable chunks of binary data (e.g. packets).

paper: http://user.it.uu.se/~kostis/Papers/ismm04.pdf
slides: www.research.ibm.com/ismm04/slides/wilhelmsson.ppt


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John" <john at timeburger.com>
To: <gambit-list at iro.umontreal.ca>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:32 PM
Subject: [gambit-list] Incremental garbage collector

Ooooo, an incremental GC would be pretty great.  Are there any other
high level languages that have one?  I can't think of any off the top of
my head.

-- John

> Great!   Anyone else?  :)
> Thanks,
> Chris
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "david rush" <kumoyuki at gmail.com>
> To: "Marc Feeley" <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: <gambit-list at iro.umontreal.ca>
> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 10:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [gambit-list] Incremental garbage collector
> On 12/31/05, Marc Feeley <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>> Unfortunately the incremental collector described in the ISMM98 paper
>> has suffered from bit-rot, and is not distributed with Gambit.  I may
>> resurect the code if there is sufficient interest in this (I know
>> some people are interested in developing video-games with Gambit, and
>> an incremental GC would be very useful for this).
> For reasons other than video games, count my vote as interested :)
> david rush

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