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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 00:27:43 -0200
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Han-Wen Nienhuys escreveu:
> 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.

I saw that you mentioned these in your mail.  I wonder if it feasible to 
provide backward compatibility if we move to BDW.

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