On Thursday, 8 February 2018 at 21:01:55 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:

That really is an informative article, thanks. The only issue with it is that it doesn't cover the newer C++ ref counting model, which has proved popular.

Here is another very informative article, outling the 'tradeoff' between program 'throughput' and 'latency'.


The really important part of their conclusion, however, is that there is no such thing as a 'one size fits all' GC implementation:

.. " It is important to understand the underlying GC algorithm in order to decide whether it is appropriate for your use-case".

From this, I can only conclude that integrating GC too much into the core of the language & library can be problematic for many use cases, and not so for many others.

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