[swift-evolution] What about garbage collection?

Pierre Monod-Broca pierremonodbroca at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 02:32:17 CST 2016

I also believe efficiency is always important.

Computers tends to get smaller rather than faster. Smartphones, smartwatches, internet of things…


> Le 10 févr. 2016 à 22:42, Chris Lattner via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> a écrit :
>> 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.
> -Chris
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