On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 5:45 PM Andrea Corallo <address@hidden
Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> Do we really need some dedicated low level object?
> I don't know what you mean, sorry.
>> This should be all overhead that disappears with compilation anyway.
> I get the impression that you were referring to the part where I talked
> about the "object description" for the runtime system. Compilation is
> of no help here. It's already all happening in C code.
> Maybe rewriting in a language with a bit more introspection might make
> an "object description" more-or-less readily available (maybe the
> Remacs work might qualify), but we'd still need to connect that with
> a GC and with pdump etc...
Ops I now understand, we are talking about 4 different problems:
1 source location going through the compilation pipeline
2 debug information into bytecode to debug
The above two I think a summer student could do.
Clarification of item 2. There is reporting location information especially in traceback information on an error, which I suppose could be considered "to debug".
3 autogenerate GC and pdumper code from obj description
Clear to me thanks.