[TUHS] more about Brian...
jcapp at anteil.com
Sat Feb 5 07:03:41 AEST 2022
I have a subsystem that populates a database from disparate data streams.
It's been known to run for years without restarting, thanks to valgrind.
From: "Hellwig Geisse" <hellwig.geisse at mni.thm.de>
To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
Sent: Friday, February 4, 2022 3:28:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TUHS] more about Brian...
On Fr, 2022-02-04 at 20:45 +0100, Thomas Paulsen wrote:
> I tell you one thing: I never ever experienced any problems with
> traditional malloc()/free().
did you ever write a program which does heavy malloc()/free()
on complicated (i.e., shared) data structures *and* runs for
days, perhaps weeks? IMO it's very difficult to do this without
a GC, and you have to exercise quite an amount of discipline
to do it right.
> A kernel using GC is a kernel written by inexperienced kids.
Well, not exactly. Niklaus Wirth's Oberon kernel (around 1990)
used a GC, and it did that quite efficiently.
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