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Mark Leighton Fisher (4252)

Mark Leighton Fisher
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I am a Systems Engineer at Regenstrief Institute []. I also own Fisher's Creek Consulting [].
Friday February 27, 2009
12:34 PM

Dispose, Finalization, and Resource Management

[ #38566 ]

As Perl moves into Garbage Collection territory with Perl 6, Dispose, Finalization, and Resource Management -- even though it was written about the .NET GC -- is worth a look because all garbage-collected languages must deal with these issues.

If you ignore these issues, you will spend your time debugging memory allocation/release problems instead of delivering functionality to your customers -- and your customers pay you for the functions you deliver (they only put up with your debugging to get those functions).

(One way to think about Garbage Collection is that GC is like Perl for memory allocation/release -- GC makes easy memory alloc/release easy, and makes hard memory alloc/release possible.)

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