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Re^6: Modernizing the Postmodern Language?

by salva (Abbot)
on Jul 02, 2020 at 15:15 UTC ( #11118823=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Modernizing the Postmodern Language?
in thread Modernizing the Postmodern Language?

Isn't the problem always reference counting vs. tracing gc, though?

Yes, you have to choose between deterministic destruction or garbage collection.

Languages with garbage collection usually provide a with construction (that I think comes from LISP).

Nowadays it seems that everybody (or at least, most language designers) admits that having a proper garbage collector is something so good that it well worths the trouble of requiring those with guards.

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