[fpc-pascal] Boehm GC

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Mar 18 15:45:17 CET 2009

In our previous episode, ritchie turner said:
> I'm new to fpc and pascal, i.e. I've never done a project in it, but
> i've been following the lists for a while and dabbling.
> I like using a garbage collector and I know you can replace the memory
> manager in fpc so i guess it's probably trivial to replace the standard
> with boehm. Wondered if anyone's done it and how they got on, and if
> there are issues with the idea.

To my best knowledge nobody has experimented with this with FPC. However I can
vaguely remember experiments for Delphi (and then I mean native Delphi) have
been done. 

Since the memory manager concept exists there too (though a bit more gritty
and less cleanly abstracted) and the language base principles are the same,
I think trying to find that and studying should give you the best start.

If you get a few steps further in that direction, please report back your
findings here.

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