Parrot 2.9.1 Released

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at
Thu Oct 21 13:30:45 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 01:56:35PM +0200, Carl Mäsak wrote:
> Duke (>):
> > I was under the impression that our new default GC is better designed,
> > but still does not have optimal behavior in terms of memory use. Most
> > people don't feel it because they have lots of memory.
> >
> > Am I wrong about that?
> Oh, I feel the GC. I have 4 GB of memory.
> Whenever I want to do something real-time interactive in Rakudo, I can
> see the GC causing Parrot to pulse. This simple one-liner explains
> pictorially what I'm talking about:
>  <>

See also the "zigzag matrix" demo in Larry's talk from YAPC::Asia, where
he's able to explicitly call out the garbage collection runs as they occur: (zigzag matrix
demo starts at 10:30 in the video).


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