These days, so many languages are garbage collected. It is even available for C++ by third parties. But C++ has RAII and smart pointers. So what's the point of using garbage collection? Is it doing ...
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 ...
What is the need for garbage collection (GC) in a stack-based language? In a language like Forth or RPL (on HP calculators), is there a need for garbage collection? I would think, since output is ...
Do any languages really need garbage collection? Is there not a way to figure out when a object should be destroyed? I haven't had leaks in C++ and i dont use smart pointers or reference counters or ...
Or in other words, what specific problems did automated garbage collection solve? I've never done low-level programming, so I don't know how complicated can freeing resources get. Update - apologies ...
Some languages, for exemple java, introduced a low pause GC. Those GC can do most of the work without pausing the whole world. This is obviously a quite hard problem because it require to analyze the ...
I understand and enjoy the benefits of the Garbage Collection in Java. However I don't understand why there is no way in Java to explicitly (and quickly) destroy an object. Surely this could be useful ...
I think I generally know what the Garbage Collector in Java does, but It's praised a lot, so I thought maybe I'm missing something about it's functionality. What I know is, that the GC takes care of ...