MOP questions (was Re: [Openmcl-devel] byte-strings)

Ben ben at
Tue Sep 7 08:58:18 PDT 2004

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Gary Byers wrote:

> A hash table can be "weak on key" or "weak on value"

great -- thanks for the info and the example.

> MAKE-HASH-TABLE accepts a :FINALIZABLE keyword argument, but I believe
> that it completely ignores it: keys/values aren't automatically
> scheduled for termination.  (It's possible to call
> CCL:TERMINATE-WHEN-UNREACHABLE on the object in question; if the
> :FINALIZABLE keyword mechanism worked - I broke it a long, long time
> ago - the GC would do this automatically.)

sorry, i'm not sure i understand, does this mean that general
finalizers are not available?

thanks and take care, B

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