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From "Alexei Fedotov" <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Define needed indicate that gc_gen is built independently
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2008 01:09:31 GMT
Senaka, that's a great idea.

I fully support Xiao Feng's suggestion on documenting GC interface
differences as the best step for this moment. It sets a good
background. It has a quick and useful deliverable. Somehow I missed it
when thought about planning.

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 4:58 AM, Xiao-Feng Li <xiaofeng.li@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 4:26 AM, Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedotov@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Senaka,
>  >  An open source is a place where you are free to do what do you want.
>  >  Let me just share my advise on being focused and don't let this advise
>  >  to ruin your fun.
>  >
>  >  At this point I would recommend you to use a control version system
>  >  instead of defines. In other words, rewrite or remove portions of
>  >  files freely and commit checkpoints where you are able to build the
>  >  whole code base into your local control version system. When you get
>  >  things working it would be easy to arrange all defines.
>  >
>  >  Imagine: you may spend a day putting defines to make a file compile,
>  >  and throw the whole file tomorrow since it will be rewritten for
>  >  Parrot compatibility.
>
>  Reasonable. It could be heavy-lifting at the beginning to consider too
>  much of VM-independent issues. On the other hand, it's interesting to
>  read the findings and discussions here about the issues. It enlightens
>  me to think more.
>
>  Btw, I don't want to discourage, but can be slow down the code hacking
>  a little bit. :-) At the moment, I think the most important is to
>  understand the overall interface and infrastructure differences
>  between Harmony and Parrot. To document them could be a better
>  starting point, and the doc would be a strong fact to help the project
>  be approved by Google...
>
>  Thanks,
>  xiaofeng
>
>
>
>  >  Thanks.
>  >
>  >
>  >  On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:46 PM, Senaka Fernando <senakafdo@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  > Hi all,
>  >  >
>  >  >  At present, the gc_gen is built as a part of the VM, but if we are to make
>  >  >  it possible for it to be built separately, a define is needed so that the
>  >  >  un-wanted stuff can be stripped off. How about GC_INDEPENDENT, as the name
>  >  >  of the define?
>  >  >
>  >  >  Regards,
>  >  >  Senaka
>  >  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >  --
>  >  With best regards,
>  >  Alexei
>  >
>
>
>
>  --
>  http://xiao-feng.blogspot.com
>



-- 
With best regards,
Alexei

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