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Tue Aug 11 22:20:29 CEST 2009

Real-time Garbage Collection

Supercollider uses [1] while libgarbagecollector[2] is used in Io.
This one[3] is a rework of Metronome.

I'd like to know how this works..

After reading a bit, the conclusion I get to is that this isn't really
a science.  Optimality boils down to figuring out which objects are
long lived, so they can be ignored most of the time.  There are a
bunch of heuristic tricks to do this, but none of them are optimal
for all programs.

[1] http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.39.4550
[2] http://www.dekorte.com/projects/opensource/libgarbagecollector/
[3] http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/2393


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