[cap-talk] Specs for our 'ideal' language?
bklooste at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 18:13:17 PDT 2009
>IIRC, the quantified cost of virtual memory is on the same order as the
>quantified cost of garbage collection (~30% of total execution time), so
>I don't think there's a clear winner here. The measured costs of GC may
>also be skewed as virtual memory adversely affects GC far more than
>memory unsafe programs .
Except GC can be mostly done on idle threads, and in a lot of cases you
have both VM and GC.
Note GC's kind of destroy LRU algorithms by visiting every page during a
scan and will steal less active pages from non GC apps. So a GC with no
paging ( just like a cache ) is kind of attractive.
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