[Gc] Re: Mentality of c/c++ programmers when it comes to gc

Achilleas Margaritis axilmar at otenet.gr
Sun Dec 23 05:36:43 PST 2007

So we poor Windows programmers can not have GC? :-)

O/H Shiro Kawai έγραψε:
> From: Achilleas Margaritis <axilmar at otenet.gr>
> Subject: [Gc] Re: Mentality of c/c++ programmers when it comes to gc
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 12:44:06 +0200
>> I think mr Boehm should spend a little time clearing the project up,
>> because I suspect many first-timers have been discouraged by its
>> state. When you download it for the very first time, it's like being
>> blind and in the dark. It took me 3 weeks from start to finish to
>> completely understand how to use it, and this was the 3rd time that
>> I tried it (previous attempts failed desperately).
> I think the main development target is Unix variants.  And on Unixes,
> usually it builds quite smoothly (except the occasional required
> fix to keep up to the newest OS versions.  Understandable since this
> GC library depends on lots of details of each platform it supports.)
> I suspect the hands are short to package up and maintain on MS Windows,
> so if your main platform is MS (mine isn't), I guess you may help
> to make it in shape.  You may also be able to contribute how-to
> like documents---the long time users tend to be oblivious where the
> first-timers stubmle.  All I remember is that, to me, it just worked,
> and the accompanying documentation and comments in the header file
> were more than enough to start.  (I do feel that the documentation
> is a bit weak in the area of performance tuning and writing your
> own customized markers, but that's not what you're talking, right?)
> --shiro

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