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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-04 20:33:40

Rene Rivera wrote:
> 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.

PS. The DUMA <> debug memory
allocator is also integrated with an equivalent procedure as above
except for putting DUMA in tools/jam/src/duma.

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