[rescue] Mozilla Firefox
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Apr 23 11:04:44 CDT 2004
Fri, 23 Apr 2004 @ 10:38 -0400, Joshua Boyd said:
> 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?
Nothing, but you are talking about the most trivial case.
mem = malloc(...);
Far more complicated allocations are quite common, and a lot more
difficult than just calling free() on a single reference.
A lot of people screw this up.
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