Re: SGCL - Garbage Collector for C++

Richard Herring <junk@[]>
Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:08:03 +0000
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Richard Herring writes:

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Sebastian Nibisz writes:

Garbage collection is for lazy rich folks who can't be bothered to
take out their own trash.

 It's funny.

It's true. If you do not have the skills and the know-how to keep
track of your own objects, and manage their lifetime,

 ... or if you think garbage collection is about lifetime management

Let me know when you figure out why, in Java, you have to throw all
these try/catch blocks around, every time you need to deal with files
or sockets, in order not to run out of available file descriptors.

Maybe that would be because garbage collection is for recycling memory,
not for managing the lifetime of external resources.


So much for garbage collection.

So much for using garbage collection for lifetime management, indeed.

Richard Herring

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