Re: Raising the abstraction level

On Sat, 11 Apr 1998, Pieter Schoenmakers wrote:
>    The ref counting stuff is in fact intended to raise the abstraction
>    level.  It gives you an abstraction to do proper resource management.
> Reference counting is an ad hoc surrogate for garbage collection.

Well, it is also very effective (but not necessarily pretty) for
implementing copy on write. 


Sirtaj S. Kang
School of Physics    Univ of Melbourne   The KDE is KNOT a Window Manager.

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