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From: Hans-Bernhard Broeker <broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de>
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Subject: Re: Garbage collector?
Date: 11 Oct 2004 09:38:56 GMT
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boohiss <boohiss AT cubesource DOT net> wrote:

> Is there some sort of garbage collection library for DJGPP, that will put  
> my mind at ease?

No.  Neither C nor C++ is designed to be used with garbage collection.
It just wouldn't work, because there's essentially no way at all to
determine whether a given block of memory is still being referenced by
something, somewhere in the program, without changing the very
foundations of the language.

Hans-Bernhard Broeker (broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de)
Even if all the snow were burnt, ashes would remain.

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