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Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 11, 2013 12:35 UTC (Mon) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
In reply to: Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6. by khim
Parent article: Chromatic: Goodnight, Parrot

An interpreted dynamic language without GC is a dinosaur. Refcounting often misses even the obvious cycles in simple closures - and that's something that shouldn't happen.

iOS is losing GC because it never was feasible in the first place. Objective-C requires a conservative GC that fully scans the app's RAM for all possible pointer-like data - and that is not really a good idea on a small device. Precise GCs in Android, WebOS and WinPhone do not suffer from this.

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