[m-rev.] for review: Introduce Ralph's Hierarchal Garbage Collector (HGC).

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Tue Feb 9 18:20:29 AEDT 2010

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, Paul Bone wrote:

> For review by Ralph (to check my changes to his work).
> Also for review by someone other than Ralph or myself, to check our work with a
> new set of eyes.
> Introduce Ralph's Hierarchal Garbage Collector (HGC).

I was under the impression that the H in HGC was for history-based (as
the comments at the head of mercury_hgc.h say).

> This change set creates a new value 'hgc' for the garbage collector grade
> component.  This enables a new garbage collector included with the runtime
> system.  Note that this garbage collector is experimental and this grade does
> not work yet.

The changes to integrate things look okay, I haven't looked at the
collector itself.

Please be sure to bootcheck this thoroughly, i.e. in several normal
grades before committing.

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