[Oberon] Re (2): Mail.GetUIDLs

Alexander Iljin ajsoft at yandex.ru
Fri Jan 20 05:21:03 CET 2012


>>    The anonymous file will be garbage-collected at a later time.
> Garbage collection for direct access memory is mentioned often.
> Is "garbage collect" the right term for this salvaging of a disused
> anonymous file?

  The Files.File object is created in memory with NEW, and it will be
  garbage-collected later. When the object is collected, it finalizes
  itself by deleting its temporary disk file, if any. (Theoretically,
  nothing prevents anonymous files from being completely memory-based,
  it's an implementation detail.) So, the disk file will deleted in the
  process of garbage-collection. The term "garbage-collection" directly
  applies to the memory object, and, keeping in mind the finalization
  process, can be indirectly applied to other resources.

  PS: Excuse me for the Base64 encoding, if any. I currently use a
  web interface for emailing, not my regular program.


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