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Re: Proposal to package C/C++ garbage collector

Enrique Zanardi wrote:
  >On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Oliver Elphick wrote:
  >> The names `gc', or `libgc' seem likely to cause confusion, so I propose to
  >> call the package `boehmgc'.  The actual library, though, will be libgc.so 
  >> libgc.a.  Comments, please?
  >What about a name related to the functionality, like "garbcoll"? I guess 
  >not many people remember the name of the author of the programs they use...

The trouble is that there are other garbage collectors.  To use a name like
that preempts every other one.  I thought that would be a bit unfriendly.

Oliver Elphick                                Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight                                  http://lfix.co.uk/oliver

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