Why would anyone rip you to shreds over this? Using a garbage
collector is a sometimes a pretty good idea. I was a systems
programmer at my last job and chasing down pointers was a full
time job; even with that wonderful tool Purify. As long as the
code's portable (which Hans indicates could be an issue), a gc
can speed up the development process significantly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John P. Looney" <john at antefacto.com>
To: "Irish LUG list" <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 4:35 AM
Subject: [ILUG] Wow....GC for C
> I found this mentioned on Freshmeat;
>http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/>> It's a garbage collector that works for C. Is this too good to be true ?
> Has anyone used it successfully ? Will people rip me to shreds for wanting
> someone else to collect my garbage ? Will this help reduce memory leaks in
> code ?
> When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
> to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
> -- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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