27 Oct 1999 19:44:47 +0200
>>>>> "Alaric" == Alaric Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Alaric> On 27 Oct 1999, Laurent Martelli wrote:
>> None of the policies seems to be better than the other. With the
>> first one, you have to do gc by hand from times to times
>> otherwise you'll run out of memory.
Alaric> Why? GC will still reclaim unreference objects; but
Alaric> referenced objects can be expected to survive reboots/global
Yes. The question is which objects are considered to belong to root set
of reachable objects. I think there's no satisfying unique answer to
this question. If you say that references are automatically reachable,
you have to explicitly take a reference on every object that you want
to use in the future.