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How to re-implement the GC?
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Date: 2010-09-13 (07:57)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: How to re-implement the GC?

On 13-09-2010, Eray Ozkural <> wrote:
> Hi there,
> What exactly are the requirements for substituting the current GC with
> another, preferably non-locking, GC? Any pitfalls I wouldn't see just
> reading the code?

The GC is deeply interacting with the the rest of the compiler. I think
you will spend a lot of time on this task.

I would recommend you trying OC4MC, which is probably what you are
looking for:

They show quite interesting results using Thread at the last OCaml
Meeting, though they are still some bugs (almost linear speed-up with

Sylvain Le Gall