mallocForeignPtr vs. C

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at MIT.EDU
Tue Jul 13 16:32:03 EDT 2010

Excerpts from Axel Simon's message of Tue Jul 13 16:28:29 -0400 2010:
> Well, if the C code hangs on to the StablePtr that wraps the  
> ForeignPtr, its finalizer won't be run. But can run again once the  
> StablePtr is freed. So you can take out the Ptr in the ForeignPtr and  
> use it in C land as long as C holds on to the StablePtr.

That's what I thought, just making sure.

It occurs to me that there might be a long term memory leak here.


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