[gclist] Buffy finalizer slayer.
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 06:52:01 -0700
> Lets open the medieval text on the evils of finalizers. It
> has plenty of
> death and destruction but watcher objects seem to solve every problem.
I believe that the Glasgow Haskell Compiler's implementation
of (what we call) finalisers are precisely what
you describe as watcher objects. There's a paper describing them
(But I could be mistaken; I'd welcome feedback.)
Do any other systems implement watcher objects as you describe them?