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Re: Dynamic loading progress

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Dynamic loading progress
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:11:33 -0400
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> Ok, we can always check for conservative scanning at compile to
> enable modules.


>> We just need to export the equivalent of "staticpro" (ideally, this
>> should keep track of which module called it, so that we can
>> automatically "unpro"tect those vars when/if the module is unloaded).
> So if I understand correctly, with conservative scanning there's no
> need to call UNGCPRO?

Indeed, neither GCPRO nor GCUNPRO.

> Since module writer will often need to use Lisp_Object as handle for
> their own struct pointers, I was thinking adding a way to register
> finalizer functions to the API.

We'll probably want ways to define new types and/or to register
finalizers, indeed.

But that can wait.


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