Sun, 11 May 1997 14:26:40 -0500
| From: Christopher J. Vogt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| My only opinion on this is that I want to be sure to be able to *NOT* use
| Similarly, wrt GC, I want to be able to allocate/deallocate memory myself
| on occasion, and not have the GC involved. Of course I want the GC
| avaiable, and used on most of my objects.
I agree with all of this, but as to having the GC "available" I don't
think this is an option - meaning the GC will be fundamental to the system
and thus *always* there. This is no biggie however. The GC will just have
to be customizeable - to allocate memory you would simply tell the GC
I want this memory and I will deal with it myself (you might have the
GC set up so that any explicit requests for memory are treated as
regions the GC will ignore until they are explicitly deallocated).
The same mechanism should work when you want run a custom GC for some