Mon, 14 Aug 2000 14:59:55 -0500
One of the tricks you can do in a generational collector is to store
different types of things in different places (in older generations) and so
not have a tag on every item describing it. This only matters for small
things where the tag represents a large percentage of the size. The
canonical example is list pairs. One notion would be to make things that are
12 bytes or less go into different regions, divided according to the size and
pointer/non-pointer aspects. It isn't worth it for the nursery, but probably
is for everything else.
Just a thought.