[racket-dev] gc vs assignment

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Aug 24 13:38:29 EDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Joe Marshall <jmarshall at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> I'm surprised that racket3m uses page protection.  Taking a hardware trap
> can often be thousands of times slower than taking an inline conditional
> branch.

My understanding is that 3m does this because it is doing exact
garbage-collection on the C code rather than just on the Racket. I
presume that it would be hard (and useful) engineering to make it GC
more traditionally.


Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

"The glory of God is Intelligence" - D&C 93

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