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From Alain Stalder <>
Subject Re: Improve Groovy class loading performance and memory management
Date Thu, 19 May 2016 09:03:32 GMT
On 19.05.16 10:23, Alain Stalder wrote:
> So maybe refactoring to always using WeakReference<Class> in all 
> objects stored in ClassInfo (meta classes, caches, ...) would be 
> sufficient to get "on-the-fly" garbage collection (i.e. before the 
> maximum on Metaspace or Heap is reached)? And would the additional 
> weakRef.get() calls maybe have again a noticeable effect on 
> performance? I won't try 
> this refactoring myself, but if someone else wants to try this?
Looking at the source for WeakReference resp. Reference, get() should be 
as fast as possibly can, just returns a member field.


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