Transactional Memory Garbage Collection

I#ve found a interesting paper published at OOPSLA 2007 by Dan Grossman where he points to the similar patterns in the concept of Transactional Memory and Garbage Collection. The paper is not only well written by itself it is also a good source for finding more resources for both concepts. I also think that his claims are right: Transactional Memory will never need hardware support (as was similar claimed in the beginning for GC), that TM will need more time as expected to become mainstream and that it will not make concurrency programming much easier (but it will certainly help to prevent us from visiting the most silly traps again and again …)

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