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  • Will Parrot support timely, well-ordered destructors? Perl's reference counting provides this but such appears to be impossible with "modern garbage collection".

    "Well-ordered" means that if $x references (depends on) $y (and there is no circular dependence), then $x's destructor will fire before $y's.

    "Timely" means that destructors fire quite quickly so that they can free related resources for reuse.

    For example, an easy and powerful technique is to construct a "lock" object that automatically releases the lock when it is destroyed.