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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [General VM] GC strategy:how to garbage collect short-lived objects quickly.
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2006 02:33:26 GMT


Xiao-Feng Li wrote:
> On 9/15/06, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Xiao-Feng Li wrote:
>> > GCv5 is a proposed next GC version for Harmony VM. It's just starting.
>> > Any people who are interested are welcome to comment the design or
>> > participate the development. Please notice messages with [DRLVM][GC]
>> > in subject. I will submit a very preliminary mark-compaction GC
>> > skeleton as the mature space collector soon.
>>
>> When this happens, lets ensure that we can compile both v4.1 and v5 at
>> the same time, and choose them via a cmd-line switch...
>>
> 
> Yes, it is always desirable to keep the existing version runnable.
> 
> Since I will submit code as JIRA issue or update from time to time as
> the development proceeds, the initial submissions are only for
> developers, will not be ready to run as GCv5, (e.g., it may have
> seperate standalone nursery collector and mature collector). When GCv5
> is developed reasonably complete in functionality, we will make it a
> command line option. Or do you suggest to do it immediately?

It wouldn't be a bad thing to at least try to start integrating as soon 
as possible, as it might affect the structure of what you are building...

geir

> 
> Thanks,
> xiaofeng
> 
> 
>>
>> geir
>>
> 
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