[gclist] glib/gtk w/ GC
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 06:17:51 +0100
>>>>> "Enrico" == Enrico Weigelt <email@example.com> writes:
Enrico> hi folks, i'm gonna start working on an gc based derivate
Enrico> of the glib/gtk. anyone interested in helping ?
It is a huge work.
The main problem is that the memory mechanism is deeply rooted in
GTK2. The object reference counters goes down into glib/gobject, and
widgets are finalized.
What kind of GC do you want to use? Your own, or Boehm's?
Actually, I thought of doing this, and concluded that writing a
toolkit which borrows piece of code from GTK2 is easier than porting
GTK2 to a GC.
There used to be some (opensource, but not very popular) toolkits
above Boehm's GC.
You need some finalization for widgets, because they use system
resources (eg X11 windows).
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