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Could someone please explain why counting references is so bad? I have heard many people bag out perls GC but I don't really see the problem. I appreciate the 'circular references' issue, but it does seem to be a fairly minor issue dealt with by avoiding it or manually breaking the circle. How often do people use circular refs?

I take it there is no clever way to spot a circular reference?

This is all in contrast to my lisp manual in which I just read "Don't worry about occasional pauses, it's just the GC firing". Eeek!

Does delayed destruction give some advantage like reusing the memory more quickly?

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In reply to Re: On timely destruction? by jepri
in thread On timely destruction? by Elian

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