[bitc-dev] Pools in lieu of GC
irving at naml.us
Wed Mar 4 17:46:54 EST 2009
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap at eros-os.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Geoffrey Irving <irving at naml.us> wrote:
>> None of these reasons apply, since bitc is using its own type-directed
>> garbage collector, not a separate conservative collector. Therefore,
>> the garbage collection should be baked into the generated C source
>> during translation.
> When did you write that for us?
> At the moment, BitC relies on Boehm GC. This was done to let us get
> the research compiler running. It's clear that we need a precise
> collector, and it's pretty clear that the collector(s) will be heavily
> type directed.
I apologize for my confusion. I interpreted one of your past comments
as applying to the present, instead of being about the eventual goal.
I'll try to avoid making similarly inaccurate assumptions in future.
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