Garbage collection of atoms

Patrick Logan <>
Tue Nov 2 16:55:19 CET 1999

James Hague writes:
 > With a high enough limit on the number of atoms, though, garbage
 > collection would only rarely be necessary (I don't know what the
 > current limit is).  Even having to manually invoke atom collection
 > would be a reasonable solution.

I remember some Lisp systems used to have a GCTWA function in order to 
explicitly "Garbage Collect Totally Worthless Atoms".

Patrick Logan    

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