New Post Series: Papers Worth Reading

Starting today, I’m beginning a new series of posts that will go live every Friday. The idea behind the series is to highlight papers (or other technical material) that I’ve read and learned something from. I may sometimes provide a bit of commentary, but mostly the posts will be information about the paper itself. (This …

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Terminology for garbage collected obects

The following is brief summary of the terminology used to describe objects is your typical garbage collector paper. I plan to add references to seminal papers which defined each term at some point. Once an object has been allocated, it remains live until it will never be referenced again. An object that will never again …

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