Understanding the connectivity of heap objects

@inproceedings{Hirzel2002UnderstandingTC,
  title={Understanding the connectivity of heap objects},
  author={Martin Hirzel and Johannes Henkel and Amer Diwan and Michael Hind},
  booktitle={MSP/ISMM},
  year={2002}
}
Modern garbage collectors partition the set of heap objects to achieve the best performance. For example, generational garbage collectors partition objects by age and focus their efforts on the youngest objects. Partitioning by age works well for many programs because younger objects usually have short lifetimes and thus garbage collection of young objects is often able to free up many objects. However, generational garbage collectors are typically much less efficient for longer-lived objects… CONTINUE READING
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