[erlang-questions] garbage collection questions

James Hague <>
Tue Oct 2 00:28:06 CEST 2007

>Digging into Erlang a bit, I was dismayed by the use of get & put in
> the shootout benchmark nsieve

Originally the sieve benchmark used lists--which results in some
pretty Erlang code--but there wasn't consistency between languages.
Some functional languages used lists for the sieve benchmark, most
other entries used destructive array updates.  I believe the point of
nsieve was to require destructive array updates.

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