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Google "Native Client enables Chrome to run high-performance apps compiled from your C and C++ code. One of the main goals of Native Client is to be architecture-independent, so that all machines can run NaCl content. Today we're taking another step toward that goal: our Native Client SDK now supports ARM devices, from version 25 and onwards."
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RE[8]: Comment by Laurence
by Neolander on Thu 24th Jan 2013 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Laurence"
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Another solution used in languages like C#, Modula-3, Oberon family or D, is to allow in a very controlled way to request and release memory from the runtime.

But this is only allowed in system/unsafe code blocks.

Does it amount to disabling automatic GC and thus forcing garbage collection to run only when you want it to, like gc.disable() in Python ?

Or is it a more in-depth alteration of the language mechanics, that requires extensive programming practice changes, such as disabling garbage collection altogether and thus making all standard library code which relies on it fail ?

Edited 2013-01-24 07:50 UTC

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