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Re: Use Bohem's GC for compiler proper in 4.1?


Stefan Strasser wrote:
Mike Stump schrieb:

On Friday, April 1, 2005, at 08:48 AM, Stefan Strasser wrote:

if gcc uses more memory than physically available it spends a _very_ long time swapping

Swapping, what's that? Here's $20, go buy a gigabyte.


expect memory to become a problem again with the advent of multicore and people wanting to run more than one gcc at a time.
I do have swapping on a 1 GB machine with 2 CPUs(-> 2 GCCs)

Memory bloat is a problem for embedded systems. Attitudes about just "buy another gigabyte" is why i use C for everything for speed, portability, compactness, and conciseness of design.

but that wasn't my argument, swapping was just what made me assume that gcc gc does a full memory scan on each collection.
non-generational gc also performs bad without swapping on large heaps. but I understand the objection that you want to keep exact GC(although I'm not enough into gc to decide if it's worth it).


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