Collecting More Garbage

@inproceedings{Fradet1994CollectingMG,
  title={Collecting More Garbage},
  author={Pascal Fradet},
  booktitle={LISP and Functional Programming},
  year={1994}
}
We present a method, adapted to polymorphically typed functional languages, to detect and collect more garbage than existing GCs. It can be applied to strict or lazy higher order languages and to several garbage collection schemes. Our GC exploits the information on utility of arguments provided by polymorphic types of functions. It is able to detect garbage that is still referenced from the stack and may collect useless parts of otherwise useful data structures. We show how to partially… CONTINUE READING

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