[Openmcl-devel] OpenMCL and Obj-C 2.0?

Phil pbpublist at comcast.net
Tue May 1 17:00:57 PDT 2007

That's what I wanted to know.  Hopefully everything that is needed  
for this to happen will be made public by the time Leopard is released.


On May 1, 2007, at 7:46 PM, Gary Byers wrote:

> It's obviously desirable that the lisp and ObjC GCs interact.
> Actually getting them to do so depends on ... details.  I would
> certainly like to know more details of the ObjC 2.0 GC's
> implementation than I do, and hope that those details will be
> made public.
> I believe that it is public knowledge that retain and release
> will become no-ops when the ObjC GC is enabled.
> It's also the case that the lisp should implement
> (setf (slot-value objc-object 'id-valued-slot) some-new-object)
> in a GC-safe way on ObjC 2.0.  (That's a necessary part of keeping
> the ObjC GC happy, but there's much more to it than that.)
> On Tue, 1 May 2007, Phil wrote:
>> Without getting into details, I was curious if it is possible/planned
>> for OpenMCL to interface with the coming gc'd Obj-C 2.0 environment
>> or will the current retain/release model still be required?
>> Thanks,
>> Phil
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