Garbage Collection Algorithm

Godmar Back gback at
Tue Dec 5 13:01:21 PST 2000

I'd say it's just a hodgepodge of ideas from various sources.

Don't read too much into it, especially don't read too much into the 
use of doubly-linked lists in a conservative, non-incremental, 
non-generational, non-moving collector...

	- Godmar

> Is the garbage collection algorithm used in kaffe based upon
> any specific algorithm suggested in a paper or book?  In
> gcMan() (from gc-incremental.c) one of the comments mentions
> Boehm - is the garbage collector based on an algorithm
> suggested in a paper written by Hans-Juergen Boehm or is
> it just a combination of different ideas?
> Thanks,
> Chris.

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