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Re: [PATCH][4.3] Deprecate -ftrapv


* Robert Dewar:

>> Standard ML.  I don't think there is a GCC front end (and it's not
>> likely that one will be feasible, at least until GCC supports a fitting
>> garbage collector).
>
> Why is it a GCC issue to support a GC for ML, I don't get it ...

ML programs are mostly functional and allocate lots of small objects
with very short lifespans.  Without GC support in GCC, you're basically
stuck with some sort of conservative collector.  And that is unlikely to
result in acceptable throughput.


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