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Re: Garbage collection (was Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/)

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Bryan C . Warnock
February 12, 2001 16:49
Re: Garbage collection (was Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/)
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On Monday 12 February 2001 16:54, Dan Sugalski wrote:
> >Could you guys please use "destruction" or "cleanup" as the term for the
> >end-of-scope processing (see e.g. C++).  Finalization is used everywhere
> >else to mean: called by GC before the memory is released (see e.g
> >Java/C#).
> Correct terminology's important. Destruction it is.

Just to make sure I (and everyone else) understand how this fits in, is 
this the same destruction that is handled by the destroy() vtable entry?  
Does there also need to be a finalize() entry, which will result in a noop 
for most PMCs?  Or am I layers too low?

Bryan C. Warnock

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