Re: Garbage collection in C++

From: (Stefan Ram)
20 Nov 2008 23:37:24 GMT
George Kettleborough <> writes:

I suppose what I don't get is why you would ever want to create
objects on the stack. It's something you can't do in Java,

  I just read this in ?

John B. Matthews wrote in <>:
|I was pleasantly surprised by the speed of the JScience
|library, possibly due to stack-based allocation afforded
|by Javolution, on which Jscience is based. (...)

  (End of quotation from ?

      ?Objects can be allocated on the "stack" and transparently
      recycled. With Javolution , your application is busy doing
      the real work not memory management (e.g. Javolution
      RealtimeParser is 3-5x faster than conventional XML
      parsers only because it does not waste 2/3 of the CPU
      doing memory allocation/garbage collection).?

  I do not really understand how Javolution does stack
  allocation for objects in Java. A hint might be:

      ?This implementation uses thread-local pools.
      RTSJ alternative implementations could use
      ScopedMemory for their stack allocations.?

  Also, a JVM might do ?escape analysis?: When a JVM can prove
  that a reference to an object created within a block or method
  can not escape this block or method, it can allocate the
  object on the stack. It seems that Sun's JVM does not do this
  today, but might do it in the future.

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