[project @ 2005-02-10 13:01:52 by simonmar]
GC changes: instead of threading old-generation mutable lists through objects in the heap, keep it in a separate flat array. This has some advantages: - the IND_OLDGEN object is now only 2 words, so the minimum size of a THUNK is now 2 words instead of 3. This saves some amount of allocation (about 2% on average according to my measurements), and is more friendly to the cache by squashing objects together more. - keeping the mutable list separate from the IND object will be necessary for our multiprocessor implementation. - removing the mut_link field makes the layout of some objects more uniform, leading to less complexity and special cases. - I also unified the two mutable lists (mut_once_list and mut_list) into a single mutable list, which lead to more simplifications in the GC.
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