A better way to check if the gc is running

Bogdan Szabo szabobogdan3 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 13:23:56 UTC 2019

On Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 22:33:58 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
> On Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 09:00:38 UTC, Petar Kirov 
> [ZombineDev] wrote:
>> On Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 08:56:37 UTC, bogdan wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> When combining ref counting and GC allocated classes, weird 
>>> bugs might happen. Is it possible to add a new member in 
>>> `core.memory.GC`, like `isCollecting` or `isRunning`, to 
>>> avoid testing if the GC is running, without allocating like 
>>> this?
>>> https://p0nce.github.io/d-idioms/#GC-proof-resource-class
>> I agree that this is a good idea. It shouldn't be hard to 
>> implement as the GC implementation already has this 
>> information available, so it's just a matter of exposing it 
>> through the layers.
> https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17563
> -Steve

This looks like an old issue, maybe we won't have this very 
soon... Is a DIP necessary for such changes?

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