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Re: "No aliasing = no garbage collection"
In my experience, whether memory is cheap or small largely depends on the number
of devices that will be produced (and hopefully sold). If the number is relatively small
the price of the memory will be dwarfed by other costs (including development). If the
number is large (as in shavers, televisions, etc.) one can easily put a number of people
to try to remove the chip from the design.
Adding more memory to the design may help in circumstances where development
time is more important that product cost. In circumstances where cost is imperative (such
as in Large Volume Electronics), this would not be an acceptable solution.
Dr. Ir. J.P.E. Sunter
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