On Dec 27, 2007, at 07:21 , Rick DeNatale wrote:

> It's a general feature of most GC algorithms, not just conservative*
> ones.

It isn't a (usually) failure of GC algorithms, it is (usually) a  
failure of GC implementations.

My GC didn't have this problem. :P

> This delayed action of most GCs is one reason why it's a BAD idea to
> use finalization to implement application logic. [...]

absolutely agreed.