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From: John Max Skaller (skaller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-26 02:16:39

Greg Colvin wrote:
I've had a look at Gregs cyclic_ptr system.
This is a nice system. The main advantage is ease
of use: unlike Felix GC, there are no shape objects,
since the cyclic_ptr itself records where pointers are.

The technique is also partly non-invasive: you can
collect any type T, but if T has pointers to collectable
objects, they need to be cyclic_ptrs.

The main disadvantages seem to be that the collector
is global (which could be fixed by passing a second
argument along with each raw pointer?).

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