cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Sun May 25 10:33:43 New Zealand Standard Time 1997
:(I consider GC to be the key feature of a MUD language, after
:incredible ammount of time wasted on tracing leaks, bad access,
:and similar problems. C++ constructors and destructors alleviate
:this problem, but if you run out of luck, not even Purify will
Is that in the MUD language, or the language used to implement the MUD?
Neither of mine has a garbage collector. The implementation language is
like C with syntax. The MUD language has types like strings, lists, tables,
etc. mostly stored in the database (not strings, which are not use-
counted). When a db entity's usecount goes to zero, it is deleted, and
the use-counts of anything it points at decremented, etc.
Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
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