no-administration heap?

Jon Masamitsu Jon.Masamitsu at Sun.COM
Mon Mar 3 17:23:52 UTC 2008

Colin Walters wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:46 PM, Peter B. Kessler <Peter.Kessler at> wrote:
>>  Nothing is "too invasive"!  We have a sketch of a "chunked heap";
>>  it's just a lot of work.  Things like the card table that used to
>>  be indexed by offsets in the heap become part of each heap chunk
>>  and are indexed by an offset in the chunk.  A lot of the underlying
>>  data structures have to be rewritten, but that's why they call it
>>  software.  We would *love* to have that kind of heap.
> Great to hear there's work in this area!  I'll be keeping an eye on
> the progress; I'm planning to convert a CPython application to
> OpenJDK+Jython, and this issue is one thing that would be nice to have
> solved.

Just to be clear, we would like to have a chunked heap, but we do
not currently have anyone working on it.  I don't think it's part
of our plans for this year.  Anyone, please correct me if I've

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