[MUD-Dev] Re: openmud: open issues

James Wilson jwilson at rochester.rr.com
Fri Oct 30 07:10:40 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, Vadim Tkachenko wrote:
>James Wilson wrote:
>> 
>> I'd like to set down the design issues that have come up, in short pithy blurbs.
>> Please add to this list:

[note that I was looking more for issues than answers. that said - ]

>> 8. memory management: garbage collection? explicit allocation/deallocation?
>
>At least some kind of smart pointer with a mark-n-sweep or reference
>counter, the latter is better in the languages like C++ where it's
>possible to have static/automatic objects behave as their dynamic
>counterparts (explanation will follow if there's enough demand; I had a
>very stable implementation working exactly the same for MS-DOS, Windows
>and OS/2, only Java prevented it from existing in UNIX incarnation)

reference counting? how do you reclaim cycles?

James




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