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Re: static variables with scheme objects

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: static variables with scheme objects
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 15:49:43 -0400
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sig <address@hidden> wrote:
> global_list =
> scm_permanent_object(scm_list_2(make_giant_smob1(),
>                                 make_giant_smob2()));
> make_giant_smob2() runs and creates a smob. Then
> make_giant_smob1() runs and it doesn't have enough memory to
> create it, so it runs the gc, which finds smob2 without
> references,

At this point, smob2 is referenced from the C stack, I think.  It's
only after init() completes that the static variable is the only
reference.  And if I'm right about that, then on second thought, even
another concurrent thread won't cause trouble.  I think.


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