Then the correct answer is ALLOCATION/WITH-FIXED-ALLOCATION; everything else is more or less negotiable. Ie. the compiler needs to know how to emit allocation sequences.

On 13 May 2013 19:59, "Craig Lanning" <> wrote:
On Sat, 2013-05-11 at 12:53 +0300, Nikodemus Siivola wrote:
> On 9 May 2013 00:16, Craig Lanning <> wrote:
> > I'm trying to identify all of the functions and variables that allow
> > Lisp to interact with whichever GC is being used.  Below is the list
> > that I have so far (I'm using GenCGC).  Have I missed any?  Do I have
> > some that I shouldn't?
> It's a fuzzy boundary; what do you want the list for?

I'm trying to make of list of all the functions and variables that
someone would need to implement if they wanted to create a new garbage
collector.  Sort of a GC API.


> You're missing at least WITH-PINNED-OBJECTS and its machinery.
> You're also missing the lisp-side parts of the allocation and
> pseudo-atomic machinery (see eg. WITH-FIXED-ALLOCATION in
> src/compiler/x86-64/macros.lisp)... but I don't know if that really
> belongs on your list or not.

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