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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 difficult. -- --Per Bothner per@xxxxxxxxxxx http://per.bothner.com/