[Python-Dev] Re: Tagged integers

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Tue Jul 20 04:59:39 CEST 2004

Christian Tismer <tismer at stackless.com> writes:

> Then I saw that Prothon is going a different path: They don't
> use a Boehm gc, but they make every object indirect, over a
> global object table, and use generational garbage collection
> with arenas.
> I guess this would not lead to problems like stack introspection,
> finding roots etc., because all objects are in the object table.
> Of course it is another level of indirection
> everywhere, with the advantage that object bodies become moveable.

That would break countless extension modules, though.  Today,
extensions can count on stable object addresses.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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