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Re: Inferno and UNIX

>>>Greg Kochanski said:
 > No, Inferno does not try to emulate UNIX.
 > There is no C compiler for Inferno, largely because
 > Inferno eliminates most memory allocation problems
 > by doing garbage collection, and C is not really
 > compatible with garbage collection.

I know this isn't really about Inferno, but I feel constrained to point out 
that garbage collection CAN work quite well with C, and there's a modified 
malloc (and friends) library available to do it.  Check out 
for details and a pointer to the code.


Berry Kercheval :: kerch@parc.xerox.com :: Xerox Palo Alto Research Center