[Ecls-list] alloc.d questions
geocar at gmail.com
Mon May 19 12:10:26 UTC 2008
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
<jjgarcia at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 4:28 AM, Geo Carncross <geocar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
>> <jjgarcia at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>>> alloc.d is not used by default. That belongs to the old garbage
>>> collector which is as old as my parents, so don't be scared. The code
>>> that is used by default is alloc_2.d and the macros in external.h
>>> which in turn call functions from the Boehm-Weiser garbage collector.
>> As an aside; any thoughts about using cvs remove on the old gc? Or at
>> least moving it into a unused/ directory?
> Why? It is only a few kloc and it could be resucitated if there is
> enough interest.
It's not for size reasons; it's something that can confuse new
developers coming in here for a moment.
At least plastering a banner at the top that says "this file is
obsolete" would keep new developers
from thinking this is where they go for the garbage collection innards.
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