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Re: GDL2 on MacOS X
Re: GDL2 on MacOS X
Thu, 21 Nov 2002 12:06:51 +0100 (CET)
On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 10:08:37 +0100 Stéphane Corthésy <address@hidden> wrote:
>| On Wednesday, Nov 20, 2002, at 04:21 Europe/Zurich, Adam Fedor wrote:
>| > Stéphane Corthésy wrote:
>| >> I have some questions now:
>| >> - What is the current state of gdl2?? How compatible is it with EOF
>| >> 2? WebObjects 4.5's EOF implementation?
>| >> - Do gdl2 developers plan to support MacOS X? If they reply "no", no
>| >> need to read remaining questions ;-)
>| > They (we?) should. Although I don't think any of the main developers
>| > use MacOSX so we would rely on patches and bug reports from others.
>| > I don't think your patch will work though, since you need the garbage
>| > collecting classes for gdl2. We're working on a compatibility library
>| > that you could compile on MacOSX to get this to work.
>| Well, if we could avoid using that garbage collector... You wrote that
>| gdl2 should be usable without GC, so why hardcode superclass
I don't see how GDL2 could avoid garbage colection or similar mechanism.
(Resolving cycles within your model. A garbage collector)
>| >> - Does it even compile on a GNUStep system?? I had to correct some
>| >> code, independant of platform.
Yes, it compile well on my computer. But with a previous version installed
(I haven't tried from scratch).
>| >> - gdl2 is not consistent regarding retain/release and garbage
>| >> collecting; sometimes macros are used for retain/release, sometimes
>| >> method calls are used. How should it be done?
>| > macros should be used, since it's possible to compile GNUstep with
>| > automatic garbage collection, so that retain/releases aren't even
>| > needed.
>| I understand that. The fact is that currently gdl2 implementation is
>| not consistent at all. Needs a spring cleanup.
Concerning GC, I don't think so: there's part where GC is needed
(see above) and parts where retain/release or GC could be used.
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