Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Myths of Memory Management:
"In a GC language, the garbage collector will only reclaim resources which are no longer live. Assuring a resource is reclaimed is no easy task in a non-trivial piece of software. The best way to assure a resource is released is for the programmer to set pointers to null when they no longer refer to a resource (or let them go out of scope), and to minimize the sharing of objects (which is just good practice)."

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...