[phobos] opinions on bug 5370

Walter Bright walter at digitalmars.com
Fri Aug 5 11:04:13 PDT 2011

On 8/4/2011 4:24 PM, Dmitry Olshansky wrote:
> On 04.08.2011 7:21, Brad Roberts wrote:
>> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5370
>> It's listed as a regression, but it looks like a deliberate behavior change.  
>> My personal opinion is that buffers don't
>> contain pointers.  They shouldn't participate in garbage collection.
>> Either way, a decision needs to be made and either the changes applied or the 
>> bug closed as won't fix.
>> Thoughts?
> When I filed it I was certain it's a regression, I discovered it while chasing 
> memory corruption in my D2 port of DMDscript.
> All boiled down to "it works untill garbage collection", and then I found the 
> cause:  the original code stores pointers to heap allocated objects in 
> OutBuffer. So I think it _was_ supposed to be able to hold pointers to heap 
> allocated stuff.
> Also grep code for:
> GC.clrAttr(data.ptr, GC.BlkAttr.NO_SCAN);
> I think this made it to scan GC  before array LRU append cache. Nowdays this 
> part of code does nothing, since it somehow doesn't point to _block_. At any 
> rate, I can wrap up the patch as pull request if I convinced anybody.

Can you add a bug report about DMDScript, then?

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