[gambit-list] Gambit roadmap
feeley at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Jul 19 20:54:12 EDT 2011
On 2011-07-19, at 5:29 PM, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> The world has long needed a good, practical, flexible GC that can handle
> parallelism. The days that each programming language had to have its
> owm specialized and incompatible GC should be numbered. But running the
> GC in parallel with the program it's collecting is costly without
> hardware support.
I'm not sure what you mean. Which hardware support? You mean special assembly instructions? That's doable in C with #ifdefs and inline "asm".
> The C-- project has some ideas how to manage the interface between a GC
> and its language. They may be right on how to do it, but I don't think
> their interfacing has yet been tested on anything parallel.
I followed the C-- project way back when it started, and the last time I checked (2006) it hadn't lived up to all the hype. The project seems pretty dead at this point.
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