[swift-evolution] What about garbage collection?
ccruden at novafore.com
Wed Feb 10 19:28:09 CST 2016
Haven’t noticed…. but then I am still using my Mac Pro 2008 as my primary computer (upgraded with 10GB ram, 2 x 5770 ATI cards, and a boot SSD using one of the internal SATA connections on the motherboard) :p
> On 2016-02-11, at 4:42:30, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:
>> 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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