Nice garbage collector for C extensions!
nicksjacobson at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 21 02:48:13 CEST 2004
> > What about the Boehm-Demers-Weiser conservative garbage collector (at
> > http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/)?
> It's been tried, with unspectacular results.
What's been tried? I was suggesting using this garbage collector to
avoid the need for reference counting when writing C extensions. Has
that been tried? And if so, what do you mean by "unspectacular"?
> Google can probably find
> more gory details.
Searching Google for what exactly? :P
> > They state, "The collector is not completely portable, but the
> > distribution includes ports to most standard PC and UNIX/Linux
> > platforms. The collector should work on Linux, *BSD, recent Windows
> > versions, MacOS X, HP/UX, Solaris, Tru64, Irix and a few other
> > operating systems. Some ports are more polished than others."
> Python has been ported to the Palm Pilot, Nokia Series 60, VMS,
That's true. But the need for a few more ports shouldn't sink the
Thanks for the reply,
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