[swift-evolution] What about garbage collection?

Goffredo Marocchi panajev at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 16:16:27 CST 2016

I generally agree that refcounting is not a solution taken by the language and tools developers at Apple for laziness, but if we are quoting the failures at using GC for UI heavy interactive apps... I do disagree with an example, but again that probably could only be sorted by a huge huge thread with better informed people: .NET vs WinRT was not a historically purely just performance and fully merits driven battle, politics between the two different divisions that developed each alternative have to be considered (and lo and behold the solution pushed by the Windows team won ;)).

Also... we are ignoring a large green electronic elephant in the room using Java and not doing. A bad job with very similarly priced handsets... :). Sorry for the noise though and thanks for all these informative posts :).

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> On 9 Feb 2016, at 17:23, Joe Groff via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Microsoft tried and failed several times to reinvent their stack on top of .NET, and has since retreated to a refcounting-based foundation for WinRT

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