[fpc-devel] Modernising Pascal
jamie-junk at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Feb 25 15:17:51 CET 2005
Florian Klaempfl wrote:
> Jamie McCracken wrote:
>>> I did wrote GC in C++ itself. So it binds rather well...
>> not a compacting one then -
> Ref. counting isn't compacting either?
Not an issue cause memory allocation is conventional when ref counting.
GCs allocate memory from a managed heap which fragments heavily ergo it
needs compacting to be able to recycle free memory blocks more
efficiently. (most GCs achieve fast memory allocation by always
allocating from fresh untouched memory so you can quickly run out of
memory if they dont compact exisiting used memory).
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