Its quite possible POC uses something similiar to resolve cycles.
But in general I can confirm the point about the AGC speed vs method
based reference counting. Though I have no hard numbers, libFoundation
with Boehm-GC "felt" quite a bit faster than with RC (though you need
to be quite careful when measuring stuff like this).
The drawback is really that it will always consume more memory (since
you always have dead objects hanging around until the next collection).
Whether or not this is an issue of course depends on the actual
Anyway, all the pro's and contra's of ObjC GC can be read in almost any
ObjC newsgroup or mailing list archive. This was discussed meriads of
time, I'm rather interested what Tiger might bring here ;->
The only reason why we moved away from Boehm-GC is that it destroyed
portability/compatibility with Cocoa Foundation.
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