A better way to check if the gc is running
rikki at cattermole.co.nz
Mon Dec 16 13:34:38 UTC 2019
On 17/12/2019 2:23 AM, Bogdan Szabo wrote:
> On Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 22:33:58 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> 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:
>>>> 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?
>>> 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.
> This looks like an old issue, maybe we won't have this very soon... Is a
> DIP necessary for such changes?
Only if it requires language changes (like adding a parameter to the
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