Larceny Note #5: Dumped Heap Images

Lars T Hansen / June 27, 1997

How to add a named root to a heap

The global is now available from C and millicode under the name chosen in globals.cfg, and from Scheme under the name used in the call to!. For example, the call
    (! heap 'signals (dump-global! heap 'pending-signals))
associates the global cell known in Scheme as "pending-signals" with the globals slot with the roots name "signals", corresponding (although you can't see that here) to the global name "G_SIGNALS".

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