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Karl Williamson
February 15, 2017 19:46
Re: Stack refcount synopsis
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On 02/15/2017 04:08 AM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 03:57:53PM -0600, David Nicol wrote:
>> At the risk of appearing trolling, I'd like to reiterate that another
>> possibility is to abandon reference counting altogether and
>> instead switch to the boehm gc, just to see how well/poorly that performs.
>> The immediately obvious downside would be that
>> some thought would have to go into which of the various reliable
>> destruction order expectations to support, which might require
>> keeping some reference counting around anyway, at least for things that can
>> be proven at compile-time to go out of scope, but
>> that isn't really dynamic reference counting.
> "patches welcome"

To start, you could produce a proof of concept.

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