Harmful GC

Posted on 2009-06-10 by Bryan Buecking :: comments enabled

During our May meeting, John Fremlin, the author of teepeedee2 which was recently slashdotted for being the world’s fastest web framework, discussed our beloved Garbage Collection. What was great about John’s presentation was that he discussed alternate ways to efficiently working around GC, and in the end improving the overall performance of your application.

John wrote, summarizing his talk:

Basically here’s a summary of my provocation (yes, I’m not entirely against GC but I think too many people overlook the alternatives):

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