/Garbage Collection

I Built A Garbage Collector For A Language That Doesn't Need One

tl;dr: “I built a garbage collector - in short, a piece of software that manages allocations for another, more exciting piece of software. The cool part: I made it in Rust, for Rust - a language designed to eliminate garbage collection and which provides few facilities for making it work properly. Not only that, I managed to make my garbage collector work with relatively few compromises…”

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Scaling Git’s Garbage Collection

- Taylor Blau tl;dr: The process for permanently removing unreachable objects from a repository’s history has a history of causing problems within GitHub, especially in busy repositories or ones with lots of objects. In this post, we’ll talk about what those problems were, why we had them, the tools we built to address them, and some interesting ways we’ve built on top of them. 

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