Michael Sperber writes:
Marcus Crestani <crestani(a)informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
> Currently the garbage collector does not run the finalizers
> XEmacs exits. This is bad, we should definitely fix this. I see if I
> can come up with a patch in the next couple of days.
This kind of stuff can't work in general. (Even though the assumption
that it can be done is common, and was made in the early Java versions.)
For the gory details, see:
Note that (AFAICT IANAL) the "gory details" do point out that if it's
simply a matter of releasing system resources, these problems don't
arise. I don't know whether it's feasible to make that distinction in
The claim is also made that "in well-written code" only one line in
10000 should refer to finalization. Is that true of XEmacs?
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