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The Future Possibility of Concurrent Garbage Collection?
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Date: 2006-09-18 (08:39)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The Future Possibility of Concurrent Garbage Collection?
On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 10:24 +0200, Hendrik Tews wrote:
> "Yaron Minsky" <yminsky@cs.cornell.edu> writes:
>    That said, I do understand that a concurrent GC is a big technical
>    challenge, and I can understand why the ocaml team isn't eager to take it on
>    right now.
> The ocaml team could document the GC interface and modularize
> everything, such that the user can choose between different
> garbage collectors (at compile time, or even better at
> application start).

I doubt this is possible with native code compilers.
AFAIK allocation, write barrier, and int/box flag bit handling
aren't modelled using standard C ABI calls?

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net