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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-04 19:30:03

David Abrahams wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Alex,
>> can you tell what is the current state of bjam-in-C++ rewrite? IIRC, you said
>> that parser/evaluation is done and you're working on build engine.
>> Perphaps if build engine proved hard, we can use the existing build engine?
>> Memory consumptions starts to become a problem with bjam, and I'm hoping that
>> implementation with ref-counted strings would be a big step forward, even if
>> not everyting is converted.
> I wonder if we wouldn't be better off simply integrating the boehm
> collector? We'd only have to prevent it from scanning the global map
> for references to strings and introduce some forced collections as
> memory use grows.

It's already integrated. Just: download it (at least version 6.7), put
it in tools/jam/src/boehm_gc, and build bjam with a "--gc" option.
Unfortunately it crashes at some point, and I have no clue how to
diagnose and fix the seeming problems.

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