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Subject: Re: [boost] discussion of garbage collection in C++
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-25 02:09:46

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Raindog <raindog_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

So they can use a GC environment -- there are plenty of them to choose
from. Somehow, C++ (and C) prevail and remain popular without GC. :)

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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