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Fast conservative Garbage collection

Shahriyar, Rifat; Blackburn, Stephen; McKinley, Kathryn

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Garbage collectors are exact or conservative. An exact collector identifies all references precisely and may move referents and update references, whereas a conservative collector treats one or more of stack, register, and heap references as ambiguous. Ambiguous references constrain collectors in two ways. (1) Since they may be pointers, the collectors must retain referents. (2) Since they may be values, the collectors cannot modify them, pinning their referents.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/33882
Source: Proceedings of the Conference on Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages, and Applications, OOPSLA
DOI: 10.1145/2660193.2660198

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