[gclist] Language behaviour wrt GC

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 18:10:50 +1100 (EST)

Geert Bosch wrote:
> It's a little bit sad that a modern language [Ada-95] that actually
> *needs* a garbage collector if you don't want to use
> Unchecked_Deallocation, has no good [Ada-95] implementations that have
> one. As a small survey has indicated the main property of such a
> collector would be safety, which is why not m any people are interested
> in a conservative collector.

I think the main property would be ease of development and maintenance. 
A conservative collector would be quite safe enough for most of the
applications I'm interested in.

Your surveyees have tunnel vision, IMHO.

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