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Cyclic Reference Counting with Permanent Objects

Rafael Dueire Lins (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Francisco Heron de Carvalho Júnior (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil)

Zanoni Dueire Lins (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Abstract: Reference Counting is the memory management technique of most widespread use today. Very often applications handle objects that are either permanent or get tenured. This paper uses this information to make cyclic reference counting more efficient.

Keywords: cyclic graphs, garbage collection, memory management, permanent objects, reference counting, tenured objects

Categories: D.4.2