TITLE: Garbage Collection -- and the Tempting Illusion of Big Breakthroughs AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: January 10, 2017 4:07 PM DESC: ----- BODY: Good advice in this paragraph, paraphrased lightly from Modern Garbage Collection:
Garbage collection is a hard problem, really hard, one that has been studied by an army of computer scientists for decades. Be very suspicious of supposed breakthroughs that everyone else missed. They are more likely to just be strange or unusual tradeoffs in disguise, avoided by others for reasons that may only become apparent later.
It's wise always to be on the lookout for "strange or unusual tradeoffs in disguise". -----