GC refactor ahead

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Nov 27 00:09:07 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 10:01:03AM -0800, chromatic wrote:
> On Thursday 26 November 2009 06:51:00 Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > I don't quite understand this last comment.  Do short-lived objects
> > have a big impact on GC if they are created and then die before a GC
> > run is triggered?
> They do, because we have to trace the entire live set on every 
> GC run, even if only 10% of the GCables created are live and 
> 90% are short-lived.

Thanks, this helps explain it a bit.


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