Fri, 1 Oct 2004 16:46:20 -0700
> > 3. provide the programmer with a way to limit memory usage in the
> > case that automation fails.
> ahh, three points for which I will not disagree about. I think, if you want
> to complain about regions these are the issues to bring up. Safe-for-space
> satisfies 1 and 2 to a large degree. However, let me point out that 3
> typically requires adding things like weak references and other "hacks" to
> deal with things like symbol-tables and the like.
> BTW does Mlton support weak references? It's been a while since I looked,
> but I don't remember seeing anything like weak references last I hacked on
> the MLton GC. :)
They're there. MLton.Weak and MLton.Finalizable were added in Spring
2003, partially to support mGTK.