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digitalmars.D - Re: Allocators

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 03:48:59PM +0200, Maxim Fomin wrote:
 On Friday, 23 August 2013 at 11:30:01 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
I see Andrei running away !

So far, this is the best description of current situation regarding allocators.

lol... seriously though, when *are* we going to get working allocators? I mean, right now we don't even have a concrete proposal that we can destroy. And we've been talking about allocators for how many years now? On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 04:31:54PM +0200, Brian Rogoff wrote: [...]
 Has anyone tried porting an existing allocator library from C++?
 Looking over the dconf proceedings, HeapLayers was mentioned as an
 inspiration for a future D allocators library; would a port make

IIRC, we didn't want to follow C++'s implementation, which in practice is troublesome to use and usually avoided. But what should replace it, isn't all that clear.
 I remember seeing a D2 region allocator, but it appeared to be
 Assuming you have a really great allocator library, how would that
 work with the existing GC requiring features of D? For example,
 could you have all of your slicing, classes, exceptions, etc.
 handled by a region allocator?

I suspect the elusive answers to these questions are what's keeping Andrei on the run. ;-) T -- Frank disagreement binds closer than feigned agreement.
Aug 23 2013