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Re: linking libguile to boehm gc?

From: Linas Vepstas
Subject: Re: linking libguile to boehm gc?
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 12:35:56 -0500

2009/4/9 Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>:
> Hello,
> Linas Vepstas <address@hidden> writes:
>> Say I've got a C application, and its linked to libguile,
>> and etc.  Is it possible to also use Boehm GC inside my
>> app, or will the two GC's step on each other, fight with
>> each other?
> I wouldn't try that at home.  ;-)
> However, you might want to try the `boehm-demers-weiser-gc' branch of
> Guile, which uses Boehm GC as a replacement of Guile's own GC.  To try
> it, you must:


Thanks for the reply ... and if I pose the same question
for the new VM-based guile? Does the answer change?
(I don't need code at this time; rather, this is a theoretical


FWIW, My app is getting GC-messier by the day.
Someone recently added support for lua scripting
via luabind; I assume luabind has a GC and it
hopefully doesn't interfere with libguile. Next,
there's talk of adding python support this summer,
which implies a potential 3-way GC showdown.


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