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Re: reallocating data not covered by gc

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: reallocating data not covered by gc
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 20:47:48 +0200
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Klaus Schilling <address@hidden> writes:

> Is it dangerous to reallocate from scheme wrapper code
>  pointers that have been allocated or 
> declared NULL in code that was executed before boot_guile was called?

Guile doesn't care about what you do with libc's malloc/realloc/etc. so
you can essentially use them to do whatever pleases you.  :-)

> does declaring critical sections arround those reallocation calls
> smoothen the situation?

Critical sections are unrelated: they are supposedly a way to block
execution of asyncs (although it's not all that clear from looking at
the code, especially since `scm_i_critical_section_mutex' doesn't seem
to be really used...).


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