[gclist] CORBA C++ bindings and garbage collection

Ji-Yong D. Chung virtualcyber@erols.com
Wed, 7 Mar 2001 02:05:05 -0500


    A number of people in this forum seem to be
well acquainted with CORBA. 

    Having just written a small app using it,
I have two question about C++ CORBA and garbage

    (1) Does IDL to C++ language mapping
rule out the use of garbage collector in
designing and implementing an ORB? 

    (2) If the mapping does rule it out,
then wasn't it a mistake for the original
mapping designers to not to consider
garbage collection?

      If the language mapping does not 
rule out the use of a garbage collector,
does anyone know of an C++ ORB implementation
which does use a garbage collector?

    When I was programming a bit with Java RMI and 
C++ CORBA, and I kept thinking how simple
memory cleanup task for Java RMI is, compared to
C++ CORBA ORB I was using.

    I will appreciate any comments, answers
and perspectives, unless this topic has
been beaten on before -- in which case
I will be happy and grateful just to be directed to 
an existing mail archive dungeon.

Take Care,
Ji-Yong D. Chung