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Re: [Pnet-developers] Garbage Collector

From: Gopal V
Subject: Re: [Pnet-developers] Garbage Collector
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 21:36:16 -0800 (PST)


> I just noticed that WeakReferences don't work as
> expected on pnet. I've then 
> looked why and traced the root to the Boehm GC which
> doesn't seem to know about weak references. Is 
> that correct ?

You'd have to ask Tum or Rhys to be sure ... From
what I can see, it does call the 
register_disappearing_link ?.

> IIRC someone noted that a new GC is in the works,
> what's the state of this ? 

It's still mostly on paper and in my head .. Need to
settle down on my new job before I get back to

> If it'll take some more months for this new GC to
> finally appear, 

Expect a year or so for me to get it to production


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