RCArray is unsafe

Zach the Mystic via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Wed Mar 4 09:54:08 PST 2015

On Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 08:13:33 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
> On Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 03:46:36 UTC, Zach the Mystic 
> wrote:
>> That's fine. I like DIP25. It's a start towards stronger 
>> safety guarantees. While I'm pretty sure the runtime costs of 
>> my proposal are lower than yours, they do require compiler 
>> hacking, which means they can wait.
> I don't think that it is fine.
> At this point we need to :
>  - Not free anything as long as something is alive.
>  - Can't recycle memory.
>  - Keep track of allocated chunk to be able to free them (ie 
> implementing malloc on top of malloc).

Well, I don't want to make any enemies. I thought that once the 
compiler was hacked people could just change their 
deferred-freeing code.

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