[gclist] Finalization and object orientation.

Fri, 28 Mar 1997 10:24:18 EST

Charles Fiterman <cef@geodesic.com> wrote:

> Languages like Eiffel simply don't have finalizers.

Not in the language proper, no -- and not with the underlying
power of C++ finalizers.  But standard class MEMORY has
a feature 'dispose' that is invoked when the object is
reclaimed.  MEMORY can of course be inherited by any
user-defined object.

Finalization order is explicitly undefined.