According to this post, we should never rely on the finalize method to be called. So why did Java include it in the programming language at all? It seems like a terrible decision to include in any ...
I really like scope-based memory management (SBMM), or RAII, as it is more commonly (confusingly?) referred to by the C++ community. As far as I know, except for C++ (and C), there's no other ...
How common are circular references? The less common they are, the fewer hard cases you have if you are writing in a language with only reference counting-GC. Are there any cases where it wouldn't ...