Reference counting for matrices

Mark Galassi rosalia@lanl.gov
Sat Mar 11 15:58:00 GMT 2000


    >> I would like to ask if there is any interest in adding
    >> reference couting for matrices and how it should be done nicely
    >> with GSL.

    >> Peter

    Brian> It was considered but dropped in favor of explicit memory
    Brian> management, for reasons of thread safety.

I have not looked in detail at the issue, so all I know is that
"reference counting helps with VHLL bindings".  Is that correct?  I
guess it allows you to not have explicitly call a destructor from the
VHLL when the object could be garbage collected.


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