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Date: 2002-11-25 (18:29)
From: Blair Zajac <blair@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Submitting patches to Ocaml
Xavier Leroy wrote:
> > I decided to run valgrind against the bytecode interpreter and it
> > found a memory leak, which fixed.
> Yes, valgrind is an excellent tool.  As for the memory leaks, there
> are things that are not freed on exit (heap, stack), but that's
> intentional (the OS is goign to free everything itself).  Bug reports
> for other leaks are most welcome.

Thanks.  Will do.

> > Anyway, I have a patch for the memory leak and for a couple of
> > other minor things I saw in the C code.
> > What's the best way to get these into the CVS tree?  Should I
> > send the patches to caml-bugs?
> The best way is to submit bug reports to caml-bugs.  Attach a patch if
> you wish, but that's optional (we may want to fix the bugs differently).
> A patch without a bug report is useless.
> > Regarding the bug tracker, I noticed that it doesn't do any
> > tracking of the people that respond to or categorize bugs.
> > It seems pretty feature short compared to Bugzilla.  Would
> > there be any way to get Bugzilla installed at Inria?
> Bugzilla has a reputation of being awfully hard to install.  Other bug
> tracking systems are better alternatives.  Jitterbug (what we
> currently use) is indeed simplistic, but fits our needs well.

I've installed it several times on different sites and it wasn't
particularly hard.  And comparing it to writing a GC, it seems
simple :)  But it does take a while.


Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com>
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