[erlang-questions] Update on sharing constant data locally by reference rather than by copy?

Hynek Vychodil <>
Thu Mar 19 16:05:55 CET 2009


It will obviously broke current Erlang GC. There is experimental
implementation Termite http://code.google.com/p/termite/ (Gambit-C) which
uses this approach. Note that this feature you sacrifice GC soft real time
characteristics and reliability for performance.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Christian <> wrote:

> > Is it planned to implement a more efficient sharing which would not
> > involve a copy?
>
> Do you know about the hybrid heap experiment? It experiments with
> shared heaps so that processes can message pass references to data
> values rather than creating copies.
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