Hi,

Isn't that the "significance" is influenced by the type of gc and the
proportion of static and dynamic objects?  I mean, for mostly static
objects the reference-counting gc may win, but for mostly dynamic objects
the mark-and-sweep gc may win.

Regards,

Bill
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Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak / knm.org.pl> wrote:
> Not that significant. OCaml is fast and garbage-collected. I've
> heard some Lisp and Scheme implementations are also fast despite
> dynamic types.

> Also high level languages tend to create many small short-lived
> objects which is more efficient with GC than with an allocator like
> malloc/free which is not allowed to move objects.