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Re: [Chicken-users] memory management of foreign data

From: felix winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] memory management of foreign data
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 07:18:53 +0100

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 09:06:45 -0500, Ed Watkeys <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I haven't been able to find any discussion in the Chicken documentation
> of how to manage memory allocated by foreign code. Do I need to depend
> on the calling Scheme code to deallocate all allocated resources by
> calling procedures that I've provided, or is there some way to tell
> Chicken to call my deallocation code when an object is no longer
> referenced?

If you mean non-Scheme data that is allocated by foreign code,
then you either have to deallocate it manually, or set a finalizer
(on a Scheme object) to be called when the Scheme object is
reclaimed by GC.


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