[Q] Status of blocks

Tim Rowledge tim at sumeru.stanford.edu
Thu Jan 16 18:05:44 UTC 2003

Anthony Hannan <ajh18 at cornell.edu> appears to have written:

> It's probably because I copy the stack when it grows, but only grow it
> by a small fixed amount (1000 slots ~ 150 frames) each time, causing many
> copies of large stacks.
T'would be better to have a stack that can grow in segments and link
across them thus avoiding any copying except at the boundaries. A
technique known to work in several Smalltalk implementations for some
years now.


Tim Rowledge, tim at sumeru.stanford.edu, http://sumeru.stanford.edu/tim
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