JEP 173: Remove Rarely-Used Combinations of Garbage Collectors

lordpixel at lordpixel at
Wed Dec 19 04:01:13 UTC 2012

On Dec 18, 2012, at 11:45 AM, Jon Masamitsu <jon.masamitsu at> wrote:

>> Out of curiosity, is shrinking really a simple choice? Presumably leaving the heap larger means fewer collections and better performance overall if lots more garbage is created.
> Hmmm.  Not sure I understand this question.
> Using an implementation that allows shrinking
> is a simple choice.  How it shrinks is more.

Yes, sorry, that wasn't very clear. What I meant was is it a simple choice when to shrink the heap vs. when to leave it large and empty after a full collection.

I talked a little about the reasons why I am thinking about this back in Feb, but this thread has gone off topic so I'll drop this unless you want more details about what I was trying to solve for.

AndyT (lordpixel - the cat who walks through walls)
A little bigger on the inside

	(see you later space cowboy, you can't take the sky from me)

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