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Re: Scheme style auto-resizing hashtable (fwd)



On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> 
> jglascoe@jay.giss.nasa.gov writes:
> > 
> > Yes it's safer, but when will it collect?  Do you really think it's going
> > to start collection in the middle of a "list->hash-table" operation? 
> 
> It certainly can. I even think Guile's GC will interrupt long running
> C operations that manipulate Scheme data.
> 

but it can't possibly start GC'ing parts of the list; how could it
possibly know which parts of the list are no longer needed?


	Jay Glascoe
	jglascoe@jay.giss.nasa.gov


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