memory safety and weak references
dherman at mozilla.com
Thu Mar 28 11:36:43 PDT 2013
On Mar 27, 2013, at 4:52 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:44 PM, Oliver Hunt <oliver at apple.com> wrote:
>> That said I believe that this does kill any dreams i may have had w.r.t primitive-keyed WeakMaps, kudos to MarkM.
> Wouldn't a primitive-keyed WeakMap just be a strong Map for those
> keys? And therefore immune to any GC attacks?
Indeed, and also deeply misleading (a weak map with strongly held entries?), which is why I argued that WeakMap should disallow primitive keys.
Oliver-- can you clarify what you were hoping for?
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