On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 12:42:51AM +0900, Friedrich Dominicus wrote:
> William Djaja Tjokroaminata <billtj / z.glue.umd.edu> writes:
> 
> > Again, if I should pick just several words, it is: real time programming.
> > 
> > You simply cannot do real time programming with the current Ruby gc.  To
> > do real time programming, you have to manage resource yourself.
> This is not true, check google for Real-Time GC and you'll find quite
> a bunch of stuff.

But right now Ruby's GC isn't incremental and will (probably) never
be... Adding a way to do manual resource management wouldn't hurt
performance in the tasks that don't need it; incremental GC would.
Anyway, the resulting language would no longer be Ruby, matz said.

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