Ruby 2.2 Released With A Better Garbage Collector
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 25 December 2014 at 07:06 AM EST. 5 Comments
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Making a Christmas day debut is Ruby 2.2.

Ruby 2.2 features an improved garbage collector that can now collect symbol type objects along with now being an incremental garbage collector. Aside from the Ruby GC improvements, there's a new configuration option for using jemalloc, experimental support for using vfork(2) with system() and spawn(), support for Unicode 7.0 in the core libraries, various new methods, updates to bundled libraries, and various other changes.

More details on Ruby 2.2 can be found at Ruby-Lang.org.

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