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Re: Argumentation is the Father of Invention (was "Third Party Suicide?")
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- Subject: Re: Argumentation is the Father of Invention (was "Third Party Suicide?")
- From: Greg Lutz <acad!alce!greg>
- Date: Tue, 21 Nov 89 11:49:55 PST
While a conservative collector may allow some leakage, isn't the
leakage likely to (virtually certain to, in fact) have a finite limit
that is reached within a fairly short time? I see no reason why the
false pointers would put a permanent lock on the memory they falsely
point to ... Oops. I just saw it: the more buffers which erroneously
escape collection, the more places new false pointers can arise.
Perhaps the worst situations would be cycles of dead buffers with
mutual false pointers; such cycles could never be broken without
complex heuristics for that specific purpose.