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Re: Faster compilation speed
From: Fergus Henderson <email@example.com.OZ.AU>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 14:46:37 +1000
Yes, but GCC could use the Boehm GC on systems which supported it,
if the Boehm GC was faster...
I think this would be a very interesting experiment.
Feel free to even try it with an infinitely fast GC, even
one that executed in zero time.
Because for the millionth time, it's not the performance of GC itself.
It's the temporal and spatial locality problems of data accesses which
is a fundamental result of using GC for memory allocation.
It is not an issue of "how fast" the GC is.