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What kind of computer peripheral problems annoy you the most?
  • Printer out of paper
  • Printer paper jams (real ones)
  • Printer paper jams (fake ones, no paper is actually stuck)
  • Printer insists on different paper format (e.g. "load letter")
  • Printer prints gibberish
  • Printer prints blank pages
  • Printer output wraps/doesn't match the preview
  • Printer prints special characters incorrectly
  • Printer says it's out of ink or toner but isn't
  • Printer actually out of ink or toner
  • Printer actually out of ink or toner that can no longer be obtained
  • Printer just sitting there, online but still doesn't print
  • Printer needs replacement part that costs more than a new printer
  • Printer needs replacement part that can no longer be obtained
  • Printer driver doesn't exist for my OS/version
  • Printer driver exists but refuses to install
  • Printer driver exists but constantly crashes
  • Printer driver exists but randomly crashes
  • Other, I have different printer problems
  • None, I no longer own/try to use a printer
-- FloydATC

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    [choroba]: His reply was "I watch them, but I haven't been impressed in the last 10 years. There's been nothing new". That was 2 years ago :)
    [ambrus]: Ok, the docs is somewhat unclear. It does say that when an object is garbage collected, it will get cleaned up, and eventually can no longer get messages. It's not clear how long this takes, eg. I think it's kept alive until its queued events are handled
    [ambrus]: in the loop, and I'm not sure if that's ok for AnyEvent. Also, it's not clear if a Timer or File object you free really is garbage collected, i.e. that Prima doesn't keep some references to it, but I hope so.
    [Corion]: choroba: No, I don't remember that story, but yes, it matches my experience ;))
    [ambrus]: Hopefull the object isn't kept alive, the events are processed immediately, but you'd have to read a lot of source code to be sure about that.
    [Corion]: ambrus: I think both of AnyEvent and Prima are pretty tight in their memory management because they both are cooperative multitasking and (I think) both use the Perl memory management for managing things
    [Corion]: ambrus: And for Windows, I don't think that Prima knows if there still are messages queued for an object (in the Windows message loop). Finding that out would take lots of effort for little gain
    [ambrus]: And even if this works, I'm still not sure you can't get double timeouts from a Timer.
    [ambrus]: Corion: well Prima::Object says something like that the cleanup method will send an onDestory message and that you can't get more messages after cleanup, or something.
    [Corion]: ambrus: Yeah - I don't think the deep source dive will be necessary if things are implemented as simple as they could be :)) And hopefully I won't need (more) timely object destruction. I can update the screen at 60Hz and hopefully even do HTTP ...

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