il Tue, 20 Jul 2004 05:05:38 +0900, Mark Sparshatt
<msparshatt / yahoo.co.uk> ha scritto::


>The problem would come if someone did release an alternate 
>implementation of Ruby with reference counting GC. Then if people who 
>were used to alternate Ruby moved to standard ruby they might expect the 
>same behaviour, and assume it's a bug when standard ruby behaves 
>differently.

agreed, but given that current alghoritm is known (mark&sweep, unknown
GC runs) I suppose the OP does not need to dwell in the internals of
gc.c. Just my thought, anyway