[webkit-dev] A question regarding to JavaScriptCore's garbage collection mechanism.

Zhe Su james.su at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 17:09:31 PDT 2009

Thanks. I'll try to trace it to see what exactly happens.

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 2:34 AM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:

> This code was tested against webkit svn. Anyone can help me explain this
>> behavior? Is it a bug of JavaScriptCore?
> Most likely, the conservative nature of the garbage collector prevents the
> function from being reclaimed in this case.
> You can step through JSC::Heap::collect() to see exactly why the object is
> not reclaimed.
> Without further evidence, I wouldn't consider this a bug.
> Geoff
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