[Mono-list] mono-0.24 build and gdb

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
07 May 2003 15:14:59 -0400


> Out of curiousity --- do you folks still have plans to provide precise
> GC, or have you gotten comfortable enough with the Boehm collector
> that you don't feel it's worth the trouble any more?  There's been
> enough hard work put into the Boehm GC that it would probably take a
> while for a freshly written precise collector to catch up, in both
> performance and stability.
> The last note I could find on this question was Dietmar Maurer's:
> http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/mono-list/2002-August/007491.html

We might want to usea precise collector in the future, but it is not
something we have plans for in the 1.0 time frame of Mono.

Intel's ORP has a fenomenal precise collector, and although we would
like to adapt it, we are happy with Boehm right now, and there are
plenty of other areas that require our attention.