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Re: t and nil in pure memory?

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: t and nil in pure memory?
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:18:15 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:

Daniel> Ken Raeburn wrote:
>> Use Hans Boehm's GC

Daniel> Conservative GCs scare the bejesus out of me. Their chief attraction is
Daniel> that you can wedge them into a system not designed for GC and they'll
Daniel> mostly work. But there's already a precise garbage collector, and I
Daniel> don't think it's worthwhile (or safe) to get rid of it.

The Boehm GC can do precise marking of the heap.
On some platforms, Emacs already does conservative marking of the stack.
So, on these platforms, using the Boehm GC does not necessarily imply
any real change in conservatism.


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