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Date: -- (:)
From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked+caml@n...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Freeing dynamically loaded code
Alain Frisch wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2003, Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:
>
>> I would wish for Dynlinkable code to be garbage collected.
>
> I submitted a similar feature wish to the caml team a while ago
> (in french:
> http://caml.inria.fr/bin/caml-bugs/wish%20not%20granted?id=445)

So it seems :-)

My french knowledge is close to nil, but with the advances of
babelfish and creative reading, I think I was able to catch most of
that.

> The request has been transferred to the "wish not granted" section
> of the BTS with the comment "Too hard to implement.  No can do.", so
> I'm afraid there is no hope to see unloading/garbage collection of
> dynlink'ed code in the near future.

Well, like Xavier Leroy said at the end of the mail - *he* probably
isn't doing it. That doesn't mean there wouldn't be someone else crazy
enough to try :-)

And atleast I'm not dropping the investigation just yet. But expect no
commitment ofcourse, I might grow disinterested in the matter any
moment and just leave it. Or I might just settle for a workaround of
manually freeing the blocks after ensuring there are no external
references.

-- Naked

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