[m-dev.] compiling Mercury with upstream boehm_gc

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Wed Feb 11 18:19:08 AEDT 2009

On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Keri Harris wrote:

> Building Mercury from source involves compiling its own copy of boehm_gc. If
> there's already an upstream copy of boehm_gc installed on a system, would it
> make sense for a compile of Mercury to (optionally) use that instead?
> What I have in mind is something like:
> * extend configure.in to include a "--with-boehm-gc[=ARG]" option.
> * extend boehm_gc/Mmakefile to include a ENABLE_BUNDLED_BOEHM_GC check
> * and so on...
> Would this a worthwhile endeavour?

No, the version of the Boehm GC shipped with Mercury contains Mercury
specific changes.

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