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From: Lukasz Stafiniak <lukstafi@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml and Boehm
On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Christoph Bauer
<c-bauer-olsbruecken@t-online.de> wrote:
> Basile STARYNKEVITCH <basile@starynkevitch.net> writes:
>
>> My advice is always to avoid mixing several garbage collection
>> techniques or implementations inside the same program.
>>
>
> TCL uses refcounted Tcl_Objs. We use these Tcl_Objs in OCaml for a long
> time. And it works excellent.
>
> So I guess,  it's easier to use smart pointers.
>
I'll restate my question: is it the same deal with Boehm, or is it
really more difficult with Boehm? I'm not talking about Boehm starting
from Caml roots -- this would be too difficult I guess (?), although
the only way to get back the full performance. Instead, just as with
smart pointers: every wrapper would register a Boehm-GC root with
GC_MALLOC_UNCOLLECTABLE, and a finalizer would deregister it with
GC_FREE. A performance hit, but at least doesn't hit the C++ code.

Thanks in advance.
£ukasz