Release schedule for GHC 5.02
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 11:29:25 +0200
"Julian Seward (Intl Vendor)" wrote:
> * New compacting garbage collector, which reduces the total amount
> of memory needed to run progs at the expense of being a bit slower.
> The old GC is still there and still used by default.
I can use a term sharing garbage collector,
but is that what you mean with compacting ?
For example, given the datatype:
data T = N T T
And the following graph before collection:
/ \ / \
L L L L
Will this result in the graph below after
compacting garbage collection ?