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February 15, 2001 02:20
Re: Garbage collection (was Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/)
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Hong Zhang
> > A deterministic finalization means we shouldn't need to force
> > to have good ideas. Make it easy, remember? :)
> I don't believe such an algorithm exists, unless you stick with reference
> count.

Either doesn't exist, or is more expensive than refcounting. I guess we have
to make a decision between deterministic finalization and not using
refcounting as GC, because both together sure don't exist.

And don't forget that if we stick with refcounting, we should try to find a
way to break circular references, too.

- Branden

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