[Gc] Mentality of c/c++ programmers when it comes to gc

Achilleas Margaritis axilmar at otenet.gr
Fri Dec 21 04:53:56 PST 2007


I've been talking with various c/c++ programmers over the globe about 
the benefits of garbage collection...90% of the people I've talked with 
are negative to using gc. They propose memory pools or reference 
counting as the solution to memory management problems.

The amazing thing is that, although I show to them cases where their 
approach can lead to problems, they still deny its usefulness.

Anyway, that's my rant, I apologize for it. Personally, I can't live any 
more without garbage collection. It literally transforms c++ from a 
language that is complex and difficult to a very simple and elegant 
language. Many thanks to the people behind the gc.


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