Subject: Re: Why Linux? (was: Re: Schema, a Scheme-based O{S,E} (was Re: Elk 3.0 on Linux))
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/05/19
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <8g3de3$cmsf8$>
Martin Rodgers wrote:
| The "Jiggle" mode used the GC itself to relocate every object above a 
| watermark. A "jiggle" was performed before allocating every object 
| once "Jiggle" mode was entered.
| It was amazingly easy it to find bugs. Most of them never had a 
| chance, and the rest were found within minutes...

The Elk interpreter offers something similar. If you run it with
the "-g" option, it enables "GC debugging", which basically just
forces a GC before every allocation. I found it *very* helpful...


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