i interpreted David Leals posting in the way that he is concerned about
the very expensive resource "database-connection" (one connection => one
postgres daemon). With reference counting languages you get rid of them
immediately. With ruby maybe enforcing garbage collection is worth it in
this case (or using some kind of database pooling).
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