garbage collection

Steve Dekorte steve at
Tue Aug 27 21:29:11 UTC 2002

I think I remember reading that Self uses a generational copying garbage 
collector. Is that right? If so, I'm curious about why that approach was 
taken instead of something like an incremental tri-color collector.

A generational collector would avoid the frequent pauses of a mark and 
sweep collector but would still have  infrequent pauses which (I would 
think) would be a problem for a interactive system.


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