Queue cleanup

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Wed Sep 1 02:47:47 CEST 2010


In message <7xtymbzixt.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>, Paul Rubin wrote:

> It's pretty well established by now that GC doesn't have any significant
> speed penalty compared with manual allocation.  It does consume more
> memory, which is acceptable a lot of the time.  It certainly leads to
> more reliable programs.

And yet Java code, for example, doesn’t have a reputation for greater 
reliability compared to, say code written in Ada or C++, or even C. What is 
the Java runtime written in? C. Why not use Java, if there is no speed 
penalty in doing so?



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