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From: jbandela_at_[hidden]
Date: 2000-10-20 20:09:21

Hi Gary,
Thanks for your response.
I have seen some other garbage collectors. However, I noticed that
they seemed geared toward C. In addition, they had to scan raw memory
looking for pointers and thus could be fooled by some pointer
manipulation allowed in C/C++. My aim/experiment was to try to build
one, that is specifically for C++ using smart pointers. I am
currently not aware of any GC's that take this approach. (If someone
knows differently, please let me know.)

John R. Bandela

> Hi John,
> Have you seen
> There are a bunch of links to other garbage collectors at this site
as well.
> (I'm not expert on garbage collecting, unless you count the stuff
under the
> sink, I only point to others who claim it.)
> -gary-
> gary.powell_at_s...
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jbandela_at_u... [SMTP:jbandela_at_u...]
> > Sent: Friday, October 20, 2000 5:25 PM
> > To: boost_at_[hidden]
> > Subject: [boost] An experimental garbage collector for C++
> > smart pointers
> >
> > I have posted an experimental garbage collector for C++. It is
> > written entirely in C++, and uses smart pointers. It uses both
> > reference counting and and mark-sweep. This is its first
> > and I am sure there are rough edges. I am interested in feedback
> > whether this is a viable idea (even if the implementation needs
> > work), or if it is hopelessly and fundamentally flawed.
> >
> > Thanks for your time,
> >
> > John R. Bandela
> >
> >
> >
> >

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