[jhc] foreign ptr bugs
john at repetae.net
Sun Jan 2 03:32:25 CET 2011
On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Korcan Hussein <korcan_h at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah it works for me too, I didn't know that GC isn't enabled by default? how
> does memory management work without a garbage collector? malloc/free and
> static reference counts (linear types)? anyway thanks for the help!
It applies the brute force approach of never reclaiming anything, that isn't
entirely true, it does some static analysis and a simple form of region
inference so things won't blow up too fast, but programs will eventually run
out of RAM. Basically, the reason for this was that I was experimenting with
alternate garbage collectors and it wasn't clear which one would end up on top.
jgc will probably be enabled by default in the next release.
More information about the jhc