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Re: broken GC

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: broken GC
Date: 17 Aug 2001 07:37:10 -0500
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Miroslav Silovic <address@hidden> writes:

> It's definitely doable. Just make all SCM variables behave like C++
> smart pointers (this doesn't have to be smarter than a C++ compiler
> from the early 80s). Paul Wilson's GC does this for C++, in fact.

Yep.  I've played with it some, that and the TEXAS persistent object
store which uses the VM hardware and pointer swizzling to fault in
your data piece by piece as you traverse it, and RScheme also had a
persistent object store which was quite interesting.

Rob Browning
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