[linux-audio-user] Re: linux-audio-user Digest, Vol 5, Issue 27

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Wed Feb 11 10:41:11 EST 2004


On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 05:27:14AM -0800, Bill Schottstaedt wrote:
> I don't think this is a problem; you can usually turn off
> the GC during time-critical code, and in most cases, such code
> is in C anyway (handled via a foreign function interface), and
> at least in normal use, you're in control at that level.

I don't know about other garbage-collected languages, but
there is no way to temporarily disable GC in Python,
nor any way to force it to run at a particular time. 

> Besides, modern hardware is far faster than people seem to
> realize, and modern GC's don't spend much time on a sweep.
> Gad, now I'll have to go and run some tests...

That would be interesting.

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