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Re: Comparing Pika-syle and JNI-style

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Tom Lord wrote:

(b) it turns out that conservative GC is a sham in the sense that if
you use it without a deep understanding of permissable C optimizations
and eternal vigilance about what they might effect -- you're going to
lose by writing subtly incorrect code.

Nah. Theoretically possible, but I've never heard of it actually effecting real code. Other compiler/OS bugs - or cosmic rays effecting
your memory are much more likely to bite you.

GCJ uses the Boehm conservative collector.  Using a precise
collector with code generated by an optimizing compiler is
	--Per Bothner
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