with a chapter on Distributed Garbage Collection by Rafael Lins
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, ISBN 0-471-94148-4
403 pages, hardback
Those reviews of the book that I know of are listed below.
- James Gosling's Recommended Reading
"For many people, Java is the first language they've used with automatic
garbage collection. While it may seem like new technology, it's actually
been around for a very long time and is a well studied field. This book
is a good tour through all the gritty details of many GC algorithms and
covers the tradeoffs that distinguish them."
- Journal of Functional Programming, 7(2), pp. 227-229, March 1997, CUP
- "This book is an excellent and up-to-date survey of garbage collection algorithms
and techniques. Functional programmers have always needed garbage collection,
to reclaim unused data structures and function closures, but the rest of the world
is now discovering that safe programming requires an automatic garbage collector
The Jones and Lins book will likely be the definitive text and reference book on
garbage collection for the twentieth century."
Review by Andrew Appel
- Dr Dobb's Journal, September 1997
- "Whatever else Java has accomplished, it has finally brought garbage collection
into the mainstream. The efficiency and correctness of garbage collection
algorithms is henceforth going to be of concern to hundreds and thousands of
programmers; those who really care about this could do no better than to start
with Garbage Collection:Algorithms for Automatic Dynamic Memory Management...
the sort of comprehensive engineering manual that is so rare in computing."
Review by Gregory V. Wilson
- Computing Reviews, September 1997, 9709-0653, pp.423-424.
- CVu, 8(6), September 1996
- Journal of the Association of C and C++ Users
- Lavoisier Management Nouveautes, 42, May 1996
- Slashdot, March 1999
- Review by A.M. Kuchling and others