Queue cleanup

John Nagle nagle at animats.com
Fri Sep 10 00:21:35 CEST 2010


On 9/8/2010 6:20 PM, Paul Rubin wrote:
> What tricks on tricks?  Even the fanciest GC's are orders of magnitude
> less complicated than any serious database, optimizing compiler, OS
> kernel, file system, etc.  Real-world software is complicated.  Get used
> to that fact, and look for ways to manage the complexity and keep
> complex programs safe.  Choosing to program with unsafe methods because
> you wish the complexity didn't exist is just deluded.

    Garbage collectors are difficult from a theoretical standpoint,
and it's very difficult to make a correct concurrent garbage collector
without using formal methods.  But garbage collectors are not large
pieces of code.

				John Nagle



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