[gclist] Guardians

Hans Boehm boehm@hoh.mti.sgi.com
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:02:25 -0700

[Engine/conveyor example of why you need acces to postfinalized objects]

Why can't you model the engine as an object that is not itself finalized, but
is updated by the finalizer?  That fits better with my intuition; the
engine/conveyor is still needed, and should not be finalized.  A finalizer may
affect its state.

(This probably isn't a great example for GC-based finalization, but I think
that wasn't the issue here.)


Hans-Juergen Boehm