[ILUG] Wow....GC for C
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Wed Jul 18 12:42:35 IST 2001
On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 11:13:49PM -0400, Pat Martin mentioned:
> Why would anyone rip you to shreds over this? Using a garbage
> collector is a sometimes a pretty good idea. I was a systems
> programmer at my last job and chasing down pointers was a full
> time job; even with that wonderful tool Purify. As long as the
> code's portable (which Hans indicates could be an issue), a gc
> can speed up the development process significantly.
I was looking through the code. It's really nasty. And, I've an aversion
to any code that doesn't come with a GNU configure script or a makefile
that'll do a make install etc...
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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