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Re: gh_enter reconsidered
On Mon, Oct 26, 1998 at 05:30:47PM +0000, Bruce Stephens wrote:
> I think this is true. It's expected that objects should know how to
> delete themselves properly, if the default mechanisms don't work.
> i.e., if you design an object which might contain circular structures,
> then you should do something special in the destructor.
> Probably not appropriate for scheme, as you say!
From the docs for one of the perl modules (the postscript thingamajig, I
think) there are circumstances under which the perl interpreter can't
reclaim memory used by objects that have circular references.
Maybe that's changed, but I doubt it.
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