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 ...
This may be a stupid question but I cannot figure out the need for Garbage Collection in a Stack based language. In a language like Forth or RPL (on HP Calculators) is there a need for Garbage ...
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 ...
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 ...