[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Apr 23 09:38:27 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 05:20:36PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> Only the very best programmers manage memory better than a well written
> GC system.

I'm not sure I entirely follow this.  What's so hard or inefficient
about free-ing something when you are done with it?

> But yeah, some people just don't need to be near a programmer.  Even
> with GC, I want programmers who understand memory management.  You can
> make bad mistakes with GC too.

Especially if the language happens to be VB (don't have child nodes in a
tree point to their parents unless you want an amazing world of pain).

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