[Gc] Questions about GC in a library.

Bruce Hoult bruce at hoult.org
Mon Nov 11 13:02:57 PST 2013

You can make an init() function for your library and have the user call
that at the start of main(). Then they don't need to include GC headers

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM, The Devils Jester <
thedevilsjester at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have my code (which uses the GC) encapsulated in a library for
> modularity purposes.
> If a user includes my headers, which include, by necessity the GC headers,
> then they indirectly include the GC in their program.  Is there a way to
> prevent this?  In my library (if it makes any difference) I only use the GC
> on classes that inherit from gc or containers that use the gc allocator.
> In addition, the documentation on GC says that one should call GC_INIT in
> the main thread of the program, it is my goal, however, to not expose the
> inner workings of the library (if it uses the GC or not) to the program.
>  Is it safe to call this from the library, as long as its called before
> anything else?
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