[racket] disable garbage collection

From: Richard Cleis (rcleis at mac.com)
Date: Thu Jun 2 14:58:06 EDT 2011

I have ruled out Racket in applications were I needed to precisely inhibit GC until regular critical slices are completed, then trigger GC ASAP.  The efforts were partially successful, but there's no way to guarantee behavior of faux real-time hacks like that.

I wonder how difficult it would be to have randomly interruptible GC.  It seems impossible, but I would use it.  The Impossible is often desirable.


On Jun 2, 2011, at 10:01 AM, Eduardo Bellani <ebellani at gmail.com> wrote:

>> * Extremely Unusual Situations: if you're in the unusual situation of
>> doing something normally considered inadvisable, like you're
>> intentionally designing the SR-71 to leak fuel, maybe there's some
>> bizarre rocket-scientist reason understood only by you that you have to
>> turn off GC just to get your app to fly in one piece.  Almost no one
>> will ever need this, and, in the case of Racket, they could always add
>> it if they did.

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