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From: Damien Neil
August 28, 2001 18:34
Message ID: 20010828183534.C632@misago.org
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 09:07:03PM -0400, Sam Tregar wrote:
> Well, there's the Perl 5 reference counting solution. In normal cases
> DESTROY is called as soon as it can be. Of course we're all anxious to
> get into the leaky GC boat with Java and C# because we've heard it's
> faster. I wonder how fast it is when it's halfway under water and out of
> file descriptors.
Speaking purely for myself, I'd rather have a non-refcounting GC
because I'm rather tired of going through elaborate tricks to avoid
ever creating circular data structures.