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Re: Emacs and Gnome Canvas

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs and Gnome Canvas
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:34:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> But GC, too, might need to be examined for possible
>> incompatibilities with C++ memory management.
> C++ memory management requirements are no special compared against to an
> embedded Python interpreter or an image rendering library, for
> instance. If Emacs' garbage collector doesn't walk into the space that
> does not belong to it, there should be no problem as long as the C++
> code does not store Emacs objects.

Indeed, I do not forsee any particular problem on the malloc side,
personally (especially since when we use SYSTEM_MALLOC).
We could bump into some surprises on the unexec side, but that
shouldn't be a major obstacle either.


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