Baby's First Garbage Collector
This is an implementation of a simple mark & sweep garbage collector as described at Bob Nystrom's blog post Baby's First Garbage Collector.
Bob's code was easy to follow, but I was interested in seeing it work for myself. I though it would be useful to create a barebones projects for others interested in toying with a simple garbage collector.
I also took the liberty of peppering some
printfs around to report the status of various things.
It's also been many years since I wrote any C and this was a nice reminder of how to do it.
Requires make and gcc. Compile with
make and run
make clean to destroy the evidence.
After compiling simply execute the
babyvm binary and enjoy!