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    [project @ 2001-07-23 17:23:19 by simonmar] · dfd7d6d0
    Simon Marlow authored
    Add a compacting garbage collector.
    It isn't enabled by default, as there are still a couple of problems:
    there's a fallback case I haven't implemented yet which means it will
    occasionally bomb out, and speed-wise it's quite a bit slower than the
    copying collector (about 1.8x slower).
    Until I can make it go faster, it'll only be useful when you're
    actually running low on real memory.
    '+RTS -c' to enable it.
    Oh, and I cleaned up a few things in the RTS while I was there, and
    fixed one or two possibly real bugs in the existing GC.