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On Wed, 2007-19-09 at 21:55 +0900, Gone Sail wrote:

> true enough.  the copy mechanism of a language that uses garbage 
> collection has no concept of an address .. therefore can only copy the 
> reference.


Not all garbage collectors are copying collectors.  Mark/sweep is the
first one that leaps to mind as a non-copying one.  Baker's Treadmill is
another.  You'll find lots of other collectors detailed and pointed to
here: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/rej/gc.html

-- 
Michael T. Richter <ttmrichter / gmail.com> (GoogleTalk:
ttmrichter / gmail.com)
When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective
code. (Richard Pattis)

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On Wed, 2007-19-09 at 21:55 +0900, Gone Sail wrote:
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<FONT COLOR="#000000">true enough.  the copy mechanism of a language thatses garbage </FONT>
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Not all garbage collectors are copying collectors.&nbsp; Mark/sweep is the first one that leaps to mind as a non-copying one.&nbsp; Baker's Treadmill is another.&nbsp; You'll find lots of other collectors detailed and pointedo here: http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/rej/gc.html<BR>
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