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Meetup #71 - A Unified Theory of Garbage Collection

Garbage collectors are ubiquitous these days - almost every programming language has one, and some have even more than that. The "Unified Theory of Garbage Collection" is a paper that will hopefully make us understand the garbage collection algorithms a bit better and provide us with tools to analyze and describe those algorithms with a little less hand-waving.

Article to read: A Unified Theory of Garbage Collection

Abstract from the paper:

Tracing and reference counting are uniformly viewed as being fundamentally different approaches to garbage collection that possess very distinct performance properties. We have implemented high-performance collectors of both types, and in the process observed that the more we optimized them, the more similarly they behaved — that they seem to share some deep structure.

For the interested:

Video from a presentation about this paper

Slides from said presentation

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