[gclist] Finalizers & Reference counting.

Stefan Monnier monnier+lists.gc@rum.cs.yale.edu
29 Aug 2002 16:38:40 -0400

>> I'm sure you've seen the e-mail from Linus Torvalds on the GCC mailing
>> list about reference counting versus garbage collection. For those who
>> may not have seen it, here is a quote from the e-mail:

What's wrong with regions ?
It can be an interesting middle point with fairly low programmer-cost
(it's not too hard to know when to free) and pretty low allocation and
deallocation cost as well.