On Saturday, 11 August 2018 at 18:59:00 UTC, Aruna Maurya wrote:
Hello all! I am a Computer Science undergraduate student.
Currently a junior, I find the idea of 're-implementing
software building blocks like malloc and free in D' listed in
the wiki page of SAOC(Symmetry Autumn of Code) quite
I don't have experience of coding in D however, I have 4 years
of coding in C++ and have a good hold on pointers and the
standard template library. I have also successfully completed a
course of Operating Systems and Data Structures in my 4th
semester. I believe I can pick up D in due course of time.
I had few queries regarding the same and would be glad if
anyone could pitch in to help me out.
1. If it would have been C++, the above can be implemented by
using the mmap() syscall to allocate memory
from the heap. However, something that I am not able to
understand in the idea description is 'runtime hooks'.
2. Also as far as I can understand, this idea is about
implementing the above from scratch, and not tweaking the
existing codebase. Do let me know if I am wrong.
Thank you for your time!
I missed this project; To let everyone know, I've implemented
malloc and free:
(see allocate() and deallocate() for a starting point). My
implementation is just not thread-safe.