How far can stack [LIFO] solve do automatic garbage collection and prevent memory leak ?

John Bokma john at
Tue Aug 24 23:50:23 CEST 2010

David Kastrup <dak at> writes:

> John Bokma <john at> writes:
>> On the other hand: some people I knew during my studies had no problem
>> at all with introducing countless memory leaks in small programs (and
>> turning off compiler warnings, because it gave so much noise...)
> [...]
>> As for electrical engineering: done that (BSc) and one of my class
>> mates managed to connect a transformer the wrong way
>> around.... twice. Yet he had the highest mark in our class.
> Anybody worth his salt in his profession has a trail of broken things in
> his history.

Sure. The long version is: he blew up his work when he connected the
transformer wrong. He borrowed someone else's board and blew that one up
as well.

> The faster it thinned out, the better he learned.

He he he, his internships went along similar lines. Maybe he loved to
blow up things.

> The only reliable way never to break a thing is not to touch it in the
> first place.  But that will not help you if it decides to break on its
> own.

I don't think transfomers connect themselfs in the wrong way ;-). I
agree with that accidents do happen, but some people just manage to make
accidents happen way above average. And in that case they might start to
think if it's a good idea them touching things.

John Bokma                                                               j3b

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