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Re: Re: Re: Perl garbage collector and swap (5 vs 6)

by Elian (Parson)
on Mar 18, 2004 at 16:24 UTC ( #337728=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Perl garbage collector and swap (5 vs 6)
in thread Perl garbage collector and swap

By the way I guess it's a Parrot thing. So all other languages run on Parrot will suffer as well?
No, it's not a parrot thing, and tye's wrong on this. A sweep for dead objects only touches the object header arenas and those areas of the heap that belong to active objects and can contain pointers to other object headers. Those memory areas are generally segregated from the areas of the heap that contain non-pointer data such as strings.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl garbage collector and swap (5 vs 6)
by TimToady (Parson) on Mar 18, 2004 at 21:12 UTC
    I thought the discussion was about GC in general. Dead object destruction is only a part of that, surely...
Re^4: Perl garbage collector and swap (5 vs 6)
by tye (Sage) on Mar 18, 2004 at 16:54 UTC

    So Java gets this wrong?

    And even based on just what you've said, it isn't so much that this isn't an added issue with Parrot vs. old Perl, but that you think the impact will be limited (not zero).

    - tye        

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