[Gc] gc_typed.h

Travis Griggs tgriggs at key.net
Thu May 11 10:14:42 PDT 2006

I'm trying to ressurect support for GC in the gnustep objective-c  
library. At one point this worked and someone looked to do a semi- 
moderate integration, but there's not been much support for it. Now  
that there's sidestep (a branch of gnustep-base that doesn't require  
GNUMakefiles or any of the desktop environment setup), I thought I'd  
see if I can't make it work again. It compiles fine, but on running a  
test that just allocates NSObject, it doesn't actually ever reclaim  
the memory.

So one thing it uses that is new to me in my forrays with libgc, is  
the gc_typed.h stuff. Is there a README that explains this stuff  
works, what its purpose is. Is it current and preferred? Or is it one  
of those experiments that was tried, but doesn't really make much  
difference? If it doesn't make any real difference, it would be far  
simpler code wise to use GC_MALLOC() for new and move on.


Travis Griggs
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is  
striking at the root" - Henry David Thoreau

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