Commit 2ec7f46d authored by stolz's avatar stolz

[project @ 2003-06-24 13:45:49 by stolz]

Remove large chunk of duplicated documentation.
parent 3251d5d3
/* -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
* $Id: Stable.c,v 1.25 2003/03/31 19:19:34 sof Exp $
* $Id: Stable.c,v 1.26 2003/06/24 13:45:49 stolz Exp $
* (c) The GHC Team, 1998-2002
......@@ -73,21 +73,6 @@
There may be additional functions on the C side to allow evaluation,
application, etc of a stable pointer.
When Haskell calls C, it normally just passes over primitive integers,
floats, bools, strings, etc. This doesn't cause any problems at all
for garbage collection because the act of passing them makes a copy
from the heap, stack or wherever they are onto the C-world stack.
However, if we were to pass a heap object such as a (Haskell) @String@
and a garbage collection occured before we finished using it, we'd run
into problems since the heap object might have been moved or even
So, if a C call is able to cause a garbage collection or we want to
store a pointer to a heap object between C calls, we must be careful
when passing heap objects. Our solution is to keep a table of all
objects we've given to the C-world and to make sure that the garbage
collector collects these objects --- updating the table as required to
make sure we can still find the object.
snEntry *stable_ptr_table = NULL;
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