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Re: What's so cool about Scheme?
Steve Dekorte wrote:
> I didn't catch who was implementing the collector - are you saying you
> implement it? If so, where in the EOPL book does it describe the
> implementation of a collector?
It doesn't. But older versions of my lecture notes describe GC
strategies. (For the latest version, I decided it made more sense to
just link to Wilson's excellent survey instead.)
If you want to build a GC simply for educational purposes, you can do
it with the material in these notes. (Indeed, my students implement
1-3 garbage collectors (operating over safe data) in a week or two in
If you want to get a system up-and-running quickly with GC, you can
use B"ohm's conservative collector pretty much off-the-shelf.
If you really want to build a fine-tuned collector, you're probably
going to have to do a lot more reading first ...