Linked by Zachary Pinter on Tue 27th Apr 2004 17:09 UTC
General Development Garbage collection (GC) is a technology that frees programmers from the hassle of explicitly managing memory allocation for every object they create. Traditionally, the benefit of this automation has come at the cost of significant overhead. However, more efficient algorithms and techniques, coupled with the increased computational power of computers have made the overhead negligible for all but the most extreme situations.
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gc exclusion zones?
by tech_user on Wed 28th Apr 2004 23:20 UTC

wouldif be useful to have automatic gc, but exclude it from certain parts of your code, in an exclusion lock, for when you know that you don't want to be interrupted by a gc thread? this complements the hints/invokes to a gc round ...