Re: Copying GC and finalization

Florian Liekweg <liekweg@gmx.de>
28 Jul 2005 02:39:05 -0400

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From: Florian Liekweg <liekweg@gmx.de>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 28 Jul 2005 02:39:05 -0400
Organization: University of Karlsruhe, Germany
References: 05-07-105
Keywords: GC
Posted-Date: 28 Jul 2005 02:39:05 EDT

Julian Stecklina wrote:
> I am quite puzzled on how
> to implement this without losing the nice property of copying garbage
> collectors that there is nothing to do for objects that have become
> garbage.


Well, with finalisation, you have to do *something* to those objects,
by definition.


> If anyone can point me to some information, it would be very helpful.


I remember seeing a good article on that issue by Hans-J. Boehm of HP.
Start at http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/finalization.html,
and see the POPL2003 paper "Destructors, Finalizers, and Synchronization"
by the same author.


cheers,
Florian
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