The Garbage Collection Handbook: The Art of Automatic Memory Management (Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Algorithms and Data Structures series)
Published in 1996, Richard Jones’s Garbage Collection was a milestone book in the field. Since the field has changed considerably, there is a need for an updated look at where garbage collection and memory management research stands today. This book explores new challenges, such as concurrency and parallelism, while following the successful format of the previous book. It...more
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Note that the second edition isn't just a revision of the first edition. It dropped some of the more basic information in favor of including new content, and explicitly says to look at the first edition for the details of some of the more basic algorithms. So you might want to get both editions. ...more
This book provides the best broad overview of garbage collection, while also providing enough detail that readers will be able follow and analyse more detailed literature on specific GC algorithms. Jones also provides many references, along with those on his website for further reading.
Definitely worth-while if you're planning to implement a garbage collector. ...more
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