es-discuss Digest, Vol 43, Issue 1

Erik Corry erik.corry at
Thu Sep 2 03:09:47 PDT 2010

2010/9/2 Leo Meyerovich <lmeyerov at>:
>> I would strongly oppose any way to trigger a full garbage collection
>> from JavaScript.  Experience from the Java world shows that it is
>> inevitably abused with very serious performance consequences.
> Red herring,

Perhaps I misunderstood.  You wrote "For example, the ability to
trigger a purge might matter".  You can't do a purge of a weak map
without a GC.

Erik Corry

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