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Re: Faster compilation speed
- From: Kevin Atkinson <kevin at atkinson dot dhs dot org>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 22:34:37 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Faster compilation speed
On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> And that, in turn, is probably impossible to fix as long as gcc uses
> garbage collection for most of its internal memory management. There
> just aren't all that many worse ways to f*ck up your cache behaviour
> than by using lots of allocations and lazy GC to manage your memory.
Excuse the interruption, but from what I read a good generational garbage
collector can be just as fast as manually managing memory? Is this not
the case? If so could some one point me to some information regarding
why? I am not trying to argue with anyone as I really don't know that
much about GC except from what I read in a few papers.
Sorry, I was reading this thread and that point struct me by surprise.