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Subject: Re: [boost] discussion of garbage collection in C++
From: Raindog (raindog_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-25 00:23:47

Mathias Gaunard wrote:
> Simonson, Lucanus J wrote:
> Why stop half way? Why not have an open source C++ runtime
> environment if the goal is applications programming and rapid
> prototyping in C++ with open source components? An open source GC
> library is a good building block for such a system, and of course we'd
> prefer to implement it in C++.
> Why build a runtime environment based on GC when you can make a better
> one that is not?
Because the majority of programmers have proven that they obviously
prefer a GC environment over an RAII one. Given that a large number of
C++ programmers don't even take advantage of RAII, I would say that a
c++ runtime w/ GC and RAII would be very appealing to a larger number of

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