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by mmalc — Oct 29
I agree. But Joachim specifically said he wanted the option to switch off garbage collection, if necessary.

I'm not sure how this modifies what I wrote? In general, you should not do this. The only exception should be if you're writing a framework. As my paragraph went on, "There are several design patterns and idioms that are different between the two environments" (as described in the documentation). If you're writing an app, choose GC or not-GC and stick to whichever you choose. If you try to maintain both in an app, you're likely to be asking for a world of pain. And if you already have an app that doesn't use GC, you should generally not just delete the memory management code. If you want to move to GC, start over.

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