Authors
Niklas Röjemo, Colin Runciman
Publication date
1996
Journal
ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming
Pages
34-41
Publisher
ACM Press
Description
Abstract The context for this paper is functional computation by graph reduction. Our overall
aim is more efficient use of memory. The specific topic is the detection of dormant cells in the
live graph---those retained in heap memory though not actually playing a useful role in
computation. We describe a profiler that can identify heap consumption by such'useless'
cells. Unlike heap profilers based on traversals of the live heap, this profiler works by
examining cells postmortem. The new profiler has revealed a surprisingly large proportion ...
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