Impacts of the squeak garbage collector
kenkahn at toontalk.com
Thu Jan 31 04:33:45 UTC 2002
Tim Rowledge wrote:
> That was once a serious suggestion in a paper I read; the suggestion was
> that virtual memory solved the problem since all you had to do was page
> out garbage. Slight problem with the (then extant) data rates & disk
> sizes - Smalltalk would have filled the disk in a few minutes :-)
> It might take a little longer these days, but still not long enough to
> be interesting, I think.
You are probably talking about
Jon L. White. Address/memory management for a gigantic Lisp environment or,
GC considered harmful. In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Lisp and
Functional Programming (Stanford, California, August 1980), ACM, pp.
As I remember JonL didn't fill up disks since seldom accessed memory went
"off-line" onto backup tapes.
-ken kahn ( www.toontalk.com )
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