[TUHS] more about Brian...

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sun Feb 6 10:56:09 AEST 2022

On Fri, Feb 04, 2022 at 09:28:10PM +0100, Hellwig Geisse wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> On Fr, 2022-02-04 at 20:45 +0100, Thomas Paulsen wrote:
> > I tell you one thing: I never ever experienced any problems with
> > traditional malloc()/free().??
> did you ever write a program which does heavy malloc()/free()
> on complicated (i.e., shared) data structures *and* runs for
> days, perhaps weeks? IMO it's very difficult to do this without
> a GC, and you have to exercise quite an amount of discipline
> to do it right.

I've done this and I've employed people who have done this.  We're
a dieing breed, the focus seems to be on programming languages and
tools for idiots.  People don't want to learn the discipline it takes
to work with malloc()/free().  It's sad.

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