[gclist] GCC 3.0 and GC?

Gabriel Dos Reis Gabriel.Dos-Reis@cmla.ens-cachan.fr
18 Jun 2001 19:16:46 +0200

"Boehm, Hans" <hans_boehm@hp.com> writes:

| My understanding is that gcc itself uses a custom garbage collector to
| manage the "tree" intermediate code.

Your undertanding is correct.

Bohem-gc is used only in the Java part of GCC ; the rest of the
compiler uses a home-grown GC which is not conservative, as a
replacement of obstack -- obstack in longer used in the "main" parts
(the diagnostic routines still use obsctaks).  Please, accept
apologies for the confusion. 

-- Gaby