ECL does have weak pointers and that could be used to implement weak hash tables, but it has not been done.

And regarding what I said, note the difference between libraries that work on other implementations and libraries that do not support ECL because they demand nonstandard implementations -- the later case should be regarded not as a bug, but as a feature request (interface available in Sourceforge as well).

However, in many cases those dependencies can be worked around by library developers. In particular I doubt that trivial-garbage needs weak hash tables at all  given that ECL has finalization.


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Marko Kocić <> wrote:
On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 10:37 AM, crox <> wrote:
> Thanks, I'll try it. But what about the second problem (weak hash tables), is it solvable?

I don't know.

If ECL have support for it, it shouldn't be too hard to port
trivial-garbage to use it.

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