[swift-evolution] What about garbage collection?

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Wed Feb 10 15:42:30 CST 2016

> On Feb 10, 2016, at 1:08 AM, Craig Cruden via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> - arguments regarding energy efficiency, memory efficiency, or more generally hardware limitations seem to me rather short-sighted, as in “640 KB or RAM should be enough for all times to come” (original design decision by IBM for the PC). Is Swift a language designed for todays hardware? Or is it supposed to outlast it a wee bit?
> For the foreseeable future - energy efficiency is a very real and important factor.  Battery technology (as compared to other technology) is not moving quickly, so being efficient is important.  

Efficiency is always important, and if you haven’t noticed, computers aren’t getting significantly faster anymore.


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