Re: Garbage collection in C++

James Kanze <>
Mon, 17 Nov 2008 01:25:47 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 16, 7:18 pm, Juha Nieminen <nos...@thanks.invalid> wrote:

Sam wrote:

Is garbage collection just to enable you to program more
like Java ie. creating objects on the heap by using new

Yes. And not caring about proper class design, and
structure. The "C++ for dummies" approach.

Sometimes I get the impression that garbage collection
actually causes people to write *less* modular and more
imperative programs. GC doesn't really encourage encapsulation
and modularity.

Garbage collection doesn't "encourage" anything. It's just a
tool. To be used when appropriate. I use it whenever I can,
and find that it results in less lines of code and more robust
and maintainable code.

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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