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Removing GC Synchronisation

King, Andy C. (2002) Removing GC Synchronisation. In: Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications. SIGPLAN . ACM, New York, USA, pp. 112-113. ISBN 1-58113-626-9. (doi:10.1145/985072.985129) (KAR id:13703)


Garbage collection (GC) is a technique for automatically reclaiming unused blocks of application memory, thereby relieving the application programmer of this often error-prone task. GC has long been effectively employed in functional and object-oriented languages like ML, Smalltalk and SELF, but it is with the wide-spread adoptance of Java as a platform for large server applications that the performance of GC has become increasingly critical.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/985072.985129
Additional information: Winner of the ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition 2002.
Uncontrolled keywords: Garbage collection, synchronisation, escape analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 08:22 UTC
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