[Mono-dev] What would you like to see in Mono?

Alex Chudnovsky alexc at majestic12.co.uk
Wed Mar 29 07:46:15 EST 2006

Jonathan Pryor wrote:

>On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 11:33 +0100, Alex Chudnovsky wrote:
>>Don't want to throw stones as its amazing what was achieved in Mono, but 
>>IMO, Microsoft's implementation of Garbage Collection is considerably 
>>better - not speed wise, but reclaiming memory that is no longer in use.
>This is because Mono's current GC is the Boehm GC, which is a
>conservative collector.
>Paolo Molaro is working on a replacement GC, as mentioned here:
I am looking forward to see new GC - I wish I had time to put into Mono, 
but sadly at the moment I am totally tied up :(

What's the status on implementation of new GC - the link said it should 
be rolled out in Feb-Mar, which is pretty much now?

The whole issue of memory is not that straightforward as I thought 
initially - particularly when it comes to fragmentation, I am currently 
battling with this issue in my main app in .NET - it takes far more time 
than its supposed to :(


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