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Re^5: How I want my memory managed

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Dec 15, 2002 at 02:35 UTC ( #219946=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re^3: How I want my memory managed
in thread How I want my memory managed

I know all that. :) My point is that reference counting is a technique of garbage collection.. so you got your terminology mixed up. What you meant to say is mark&sweep vs refcounting.

Makeshifts last the longest.


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Re: Re^5: How I want my memory managed
by MarkM (Curate) on Dec 15, 2002 at 02:48 UTC

    Ah yes... terminology... sorry... :-) Replace every occurrence of 'garbage collection' with 'non-reference counted garbage collection' in posts that I made. The reason I made it more vague, is because there are more ways to perform non-reference counted garbage collection than 'mark & sweep'. The most obvious example is a 'copy' garbage collector.

    Technically, you are definately correct that reference counting is a form of garbage collection.

      Uhhh...

      The information officer in Chaplin's movie about war is called 'Garbitch', so that means he's not using refcounting?

      Burp! Sorry, too much beer. =)

      dani++ (reference count increment)

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