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Re: Why bother porting Guile to BDW-GC?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Why bother porting Guile to BDW-GC?
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 00:23:48 -0200
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Ludovic Courtès escreveu:
> Hello Guilers!
> Below are some of the points (in no particular order) that IMO can make
> it worthwhile to use the Boehm-Demers-Weiser GC [0] in Guile instead of
> Guile's historical GC, from an engineering viewpoint.

I'm all for scrapping code; here are my concerns:

- what is the performance impact?

- does BDW GC handle weak references correctly?  

- What about various (undoubtedly little used) areas where GC interacts
with the interpreter: port de-allocation, guardians, etc.

 Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden -

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