Garbage collection

Philip Wadler

Fixing some space leaks with a garbage collector

Philip Wadler. Software Practice and Experience, 17(9):595-608, September 1987.

Some functional programs may use more space than would be expected. A modification to the garbage collector is suggested which solves this problem in some cases. Related work is discussed.

Key words: space leak, garbage collection, functional languages, lazy evaluation.

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