[mercury-users] Garbage Collection

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Mar 11 01:26:03 AEDT 2003

On 10-Mar-2003, little flower <flowerlittle at rediffmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to know about garbage collection in Mercury. Where 
> can I get the information.

The Mercury implementation normally uses the Boehm (et al) conservative
collector.  See <http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/>.

My paper at the 2002 International Memory Management Symposium
describes an alternative, type-accurate collector for Mercury.
Some support for this approach is included in recent releases
of Mercury, but this support is still not yet complete (the file
compiler/ml_elim_nested.m in the compiler source distribution has
a TODO list of what remains to be done).

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