Re: GCC + Garbage Collect code = new GCC? (Eliot Moss)
Wed, 3 Feb 1993 16:06:31 GMT

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Newsgroups: comp.compilers
From: (Eliot Moss)
Keywords: GCC, GC
Organization: Dept of Comp and Info Sci, Univ of Mass (Amherst)
References: 93-02-011 93-02-029
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1993 16:06:31 GMT

On 2 Feb 93 18:08:32 GMT, Whitten@Fwva.Saic.Com (David Whitten) said:
> It sounds like someone has done a lot of work to analyze GCC for garbage
> collection of intermediates, etc. ... Does anyone know if the GC code will
> be folded into the 'official' GCC release? It would make GCC a more
> palatable vehicle as a back end if it were doing so...

We have done work on gcc to add support for *run-time* garbage collection,
i.e., finding pointers and pointer-related quantities in registers and the
stack. I am not aware of garbage colleciton in the compiler *itself*.

J. Eliot B. Moss, Associate Professor Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science School of Computer Science
Lederle Graduate Research Center Carnegie Mellon University
University of Massachusetts 5000 Forbes Avenue
Amherst, MA 01003 Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891
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