Google is offering a new incremental garbage collector for its Chrome browser to "dramatically" improve the interactive performance of Web applications, the company said on Monday.
They add, "Avoiding pauses is vital to achieving good interactive performance. Previously, garbage collection pause times depended on the amount of memory used. Therefore, large interactive apps were impacted by pauses that caused hiccuping. V8's new [garbage collection] reduces pause times dramatically while maintaining great peak performance and memory use."
Google's engineers advised developers to try out the garbage collector if they are building highly interactive Web applications or games. The company is seeking feedback on the technology.
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