On Thursday, 8 February 2018 at 15:55:09 UTC, JN wrote:
On Thursday, 8 February 2018 at 14:54:19 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe
Garbage collection has proved to be a smashing success in the
industry, providing productivity and memory-safety to
programmers of all skill levels.
Citation needed on how garbage collection has been a smashing
success based on its merits rather than the merits of the
languages that use garbage collection. Python was also a
smashing success, but it doesn't use a garbage collector in
it's default implementation (CPython). Unless you mean garbage
collection as in "not manual memory management"? But that still
might not be as simple, because RAII would fall somewhere
let's say python is supposed to offer slow execution. So, python
doesn't prove reference counting is fast (even if it is possible
in theory). D on the other hand provides binaries who are
expected to execute fast.