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

Dan Sugalski
February 12, 2001 13:54
Re: Garbage collection (was Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/)
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At 01:44 PM 2/12/2001 -0800, Jan Dubois wrote:
>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

Correct terminology's important. Destruction it is.


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