November 09, 2008Re: C++, D: Dinosaurs?
Posted in reply to Christopher Wright
Hello Christopher, > Walter Bright wrote: > >> I understand how you feel. For a very long time, I felt the same way. >> I wanted the control. I thought GC was for below average programmers >> who couldn't handle memory allocation. I worked with a Java >> implementation for a while when Java first came out (building a >> native Java compiler) and came to realize the basis of my beliefs >> were unfounded. >> > I feel obliged to mention Kris's presentation on garbage collection, > "Array Slicing Fo' Shizzle" ( > http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/george-38229-Kris-Array-Slici > ng-foShizzle-Background-Java-Enigma-GC-Pressure-slic-Education-ppt-pow > erpoint/ ), mentions some issues with abusing a garbage collector. > (Where are the videos for that? I thought they were released, but I > don't see any links in the likely places.) > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4010965350602541568&hl=en The link is provided from this page: http://d.puremagic.com/conference2007/speakers.html I haven't actually watched any of these yet since I'm still on dialup. :P But I see that they can be downloaded as a mp4 file, so maybe I'll have a go at it. -JJR