From: Philippe A. Bouchard (philippeb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-15 23:36:51
Larry Evans wrote:
> I've gotta amend that. It'll work as long as the weights in the
> smart pointers don't drop to 1. If this happens, then the weight
> associated with the pointee needs to be augmented to maintain
> the invariant:
> RC(N) = sum(N) weight<X,N>
> (see section 2 of the previously cited reference). where:
> RC(N) = the reference count for pointee N.
> sum weight<X,N> = sum of weights of all smart pointers, X with
> pointee, N.
> When a smart pointer is removed or changes it's pointee, the smart
> pointer's weight is decremented from the pointee's RC.
"on-the-fly" reference counting seems to be the ideal candidate for Java's
mark-and-sweep garbage collector:
What do you think...?
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