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

Jan Dubois
February 12, 2001 13:43
Re: Garbage collection (was Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/)
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On Mon, 12 Feb 2001 16:28:00 -0500, Dan Sugalski <> wrote:

>Yep, that's another issue, and one I keep forgetting about, though the fact 
>that we don't do predictable finalization on some objects isn't a good 

Yes, I know I promised to shut up until you come up with a spec, but there
is one thing that irritates me:

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

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