Implementing tables - advice wanted

Thomas Lindgren <>
Tue Jun 13 14:29:37 CEST 2006

--- "Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB)"
<> wrote:

> Strange - I can't understand what "interaction with
> GC" has to do with
> matters. 

The implementation used destructive update under the
hood, which needs support in a generational GC. 

As far as I recall, the solution implemented for BEAM
was much too expensive to make destructive update
practical. (For the previous simple copying GC, the
Hipe implementation worked fairly well.)


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