Patrick Dussud: Managing Garbage Collection

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    gaurav.net
    Awesome Awesome Awesome....
    Super Cool...
    Thx...
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    duncanmak
    Was there a section on LISP that got cut out from the final video? If so, could that be made available as well?
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    tomkirbygre​en
    Fantastic. I'm adding it to my personal C9 archive! Is there any chance we could have some interviews that specifically address (managed) runtime evolution? In particular I'd love to hear about the tighter integration of the DLR into the CLR and the thinking behind adding 'dynamic' to C#. Finally it would be great to hear from Don Box about 'D' or do we have to wait for PDC 2008 for that? Anyway keep the videos coming they are very much appreciated Smiley
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    Chadk
    Robert Hess as the Behind The Code Host? Bloody awesome!! Big Smile
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    earnshaw
    Having recently been required to extensively enhance some unmanaged C++ code, I feel the pain of not having the services of a garbage collector.  What were they thinking?  I know what they were thinking.  They were thinking how slowly programs would run when the garbage collector was running half the time.  But, nowadays, with 2GB or greater main memory commonly available and multiple CPU systems, the garbage collector is rightly in style.  And it saves many, many cycles in a programmer's brain.  It is simply too easy to lose track of a disused object.  Long running programs can end up having to be restarted simply to reclaim memory space.  I love my garbage collector.  Wouldn't be without.  I'm impressed that it works reliably and very greatful.
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    littleguru
    Chadk wrote:
    Robert Hess as the Behind The Code Host? Bloody awesome!!


    He is really doing a great job!
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    Robert Hess
    Glad you're enjoying the show! I know that I'm having fun hosting it.

    There were perhaps a few extra comments about Lisp that we cut from the filming, but we didn't go into details about Lisp as a language, although that would have been fun, especially since Lisp is one of the few languages I've never really had any dealings with. I understand that there are a couple of CLR implementations available.

    -Robert
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    duncanmak
    Robert Hess wrote:

    There were perhaps a few extra comments about Lisp that we cut from the filming, but we didn't go into details about Lisp as a language, although that would have been fun, especially since Lisp is one of the few languages I've never really had any dealings with. I understand that there are a couple of CLR implementations available.


    So would those moments be made available ever?
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    dcharles

    He's had interesting experiences! I can't imagine having written the program that the teacher uses to grade my classmates, that probably guranteed him an A+ !

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    Scorpion
    This is my first day at C9..already loving it Smiley
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    gogole
    In-the-know with the intricacies of garbage collection, i like it Smiley

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