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 ...
Question: Why can't Java/C# implement RAII? Clarification: I am aware the garbage collector is not deterministic. So with the current language features it is not possible for an object's Dispose() ...
From what I can see, there are two pervasive forms of resource-management: deterministic destruction and explicit. Examples of the former would be C++ destructors and smart pointers or Perl's DESTROY ...
Regarding pointers which are members of classes. Should they be of a smart pointer type or is it enough to simply deal with them in the destructor of the class they are contained in?
I have 3 classes: Meeting, Project and Agenda. A Project contains all sort of information + a list of meetings. The Agenda contains a list of upcoming Meetings. A Meeting contains some data + a list ...
gtkmm provides lifetime management of widgets using Gtk::Widget* aWidget = Gtk::manage(new Widget()); Gtk::Widget.add(*aWidget); This delegates lifetime management of aWidget to its container ...