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Re: Guile potentially changing its GC a second time

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Guile potentially changing its GC a second time
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 12:26:57 +0100
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Le 24/11/2022 à 12:12, Kevin Barry a écrit :
To practically answer your question: I don't think there's much we can
do: we are more or less at the mercy of the Guile project.


I'm tempted to suggest we add some tests that might catch breaking changes to
Guile's GC, but of course our most recent issues were on Windows only,
so our automated testing wouldn't have caught them anyway.

GC is definitely not the kind of thing where "passes the
regtests" means there is no problem. As we have seen in the
past, the most infuriating and mysterious GC problems reproduce
1 time in 20 doc builds ...

Guile has its own tests, but with the GC, you never know
what the problems are until you experience them. And the
tests are not sufficient for that.

That is what worries me.


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