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Re: "No aliasing = no garbage collection"
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From: tjoccam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Lawrence Dickson)
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 05:26:34 -0700
In-Reply-To: M_Boosten <mboosten@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Re: "No aliasing = no garbage collection"" (Sep 22, 1:02pm)
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Subject: Re: "No aliasing = no garbage collection"
On Sep 22, 1:02pm, M_Boosten wrote:
} Subject: Re: "No aliasing = no garbage collection"
} In my opinion, garbage collection is an efficiency mechanism.
} I think you can proof that without garbage collection you can
} always use at least 50% of the computer's memory.
} Memory for applications that need dynamic memory management
} (typically PCs/workstations) is cheap.
} Conclusion (assuming I remembered correctly that the proof can be done):
} if you are not bothered with performance, use a garbage collector,
} and save on memory budget, use virtual memory as well.
} if you are bothered with performance, buy twice as much memory, and
} do not use a garbage collector, nor virtual memory. Simply, use
} enough memory.
} Anyone agrees?
}-- End of excerpt from M_Boosten
Yes, I agree...
The temptation to attach every bell and whistle is a strong one.
But that problem becomes an opportunity when you remember that
implies that the niche of clean, understandable simplicity is