On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 02:59:18 +0900, Roger Pack wrote:

> Issue #744 has been updated by Roger Pack.
> 
> 
>> If we knew what wrote these, we might be able to explicitly clear them
>> once
>> they go out of scope.  This should result in better significantly GC
>> performance all around.
> 
> Yeah I've wondered that too.  Maybe we can have a hackfest for it some
> saturday :) http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/649 is related [and
> somewhat frustrating to be honest].  My thought is that maybe there's a
> way to "clear the stack" of data that isn't currently "useful" and thus
> clear it of old references [I realize this may be hard].

I can't reproduce http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/649
in Debian's Ruby 1.8 or 1.9.

ruby1.8        1.8.7.72-1
ruby1.9        1.9.0.2-8

(The callcc thing, on the other hand, is broken on Debian's Ruby 1.8)

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