Subject: Re: [boost] request for interest in a garbage collection library
From: Sid Sacek (ssacek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-16 19:01:11
>> It's the lack of a programming model that integrates
>> destructors and peoples' legitimate expectations that they will be
>> called to release non-memory resxources. What can you say about the
>> non-memory resources owned by a GC'd object that contains, say, a
>Personally, I don't see why resources like mutexes or files should be
>managed like memory. Resources like that are "binary" resources: they
>have two states (locked/unlocked, opened/closed), which is perfectly
>suited for RAII.
I think the question David was asking is; if a GC object is holding a
mutex that is currently holding a lock, then when does that lock
release, or how does that lock release? The GC may run in the future,
and in the meanwhile, that lock is frozen.
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