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Re: (= GC ref.counting)?
- To: Ken Tilton <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: (= GC ref.counting)?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Strassmann)
- Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 22:19:53 -0500
- Cc: email@example.com
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
At 9:09 PM 3/6/95, Ken Tilton wrote:
>Funny, I did not see anything in StCLtL on this...
>(1) If two mutually referencing MCL objects are otherwise unreferenced, do they
You bet. Reference counting is strictly for wimps and C programmers;
just about every lisp is vastly more cool.
>(2) Extra Credit: How does GC work? Two lists, objects and conses, and if one
>on the former ain't ref'ed by one of the latter, it's curtains? (I will
>understand if the response is, "You got a coupla hours?")
It's a big field, there's lots to read. Try Paul Wilson's comprehensive
survey of GC techniques for starters.
>We are *loving* MCL! The world should know about this language. Seriously, with
>2-3mb RAM footprints par for the course, I think hardware has finally caught up
>with John McCarthy. Let's all get over to the C++ forum...
Go for it! Mom says pack plenty of extra asbestos undies!
>Two weeks and I'm addicted to parentheses already. So much so the loop macro
>turns me off--where are the parens?