Linked by Zachary Pinter on Tue 27th Apr 2004 17:09 UTC
General Development Garbage collection (GC) is a technology that frees programmers from the hassle of explicitly managing memory allocation for every object they create. Traditionally, the benefit of this automation has come at the cost of significant overhead. However, more efficient algorithms and techniques, coupled with the increased computational power of computers have made the overhead negligible for all but the most extreme situations.
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Doesn't beat *me*...
by Solar on Wed 28th Apr 2004 09:58 UTC

> C++ (which seems to survive everything, beats-me-how)...

Versatility. The very feature that makes it one of the ugliest bitches in the programming language arena also makes it applicable for just about everything...