On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 11:09:40AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: : So long as there's some way of asking the garbage collector for everything in : the live set so you can grep through them I'm sure you're right. Because almost : everything is extensible at runtime a class is going to need some way of : finding all its (and its subclasses) instances so it can update 'em when/if : it's definition changes. I'm also trying to think how an object/database mapper : could be made to work effectively without being able to keep track of all its : managed objects, or would that just be handled through the use of 'is cached'?
I just said it was my conjecture. That doesn't mean I think it's right. :-) Larry