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Maximilien15-Nov-11 9:55
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Do create an article when you are done.


I don't think modern garbage collector algorithms and implementation suffer a lot of performance degradation, or it would have been well publicized on the interweb.

In C#, according to the documentation, there are ways to tell the garbage collection to be less intrusive by setting latency mode (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384202.aspx[^]).

(mostly from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/147130/why-doesnt-c-have-a-garbage-collector[^] )

In C++ since there is no central garbage collection mechanism approved by the language committee and since the language is and should be platform agnostic, having a consensus on how to do it (design and implementation) it was not added in.

But, the C++ language (C++0x, or whatever the revision number is now) offers shared pointers (std::shared_ptr) that can be used as a low level garbage collection mechanism.

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In my experience:

- adding garbage collection to an existent code base is nearly impossible and can be very time consuming.
- creating new software from scratch with zero memory issues (leaks,overruns ... ) is now easily feasible with the use of modern compilers and debuggers in the hand of good (*) programmers with a good coding process and software practices.


(*) I know crappy programmers create crappy code, but with the tools available in VS2010 and VS2011, there's no excuse.
Watched code never compiles.

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