haskell finalisers driven underground

Sven Panne Sven_Panne at BetaResearch.de
Tue Feb 4 02:45:22 EST 2003

[ Best read while listening to Queen's "I'm going slightly mad" ]

Before this futile discussion starts over again, everybody should
really read Boehm's "Destructors, Finalizers, and Synchronization"
(as suggest by SPJ IIRC):


Even with real concurrency, finalizers are a nightmare to implement
correctly. (If you think differently and have some JVM background,
please send your resume to the company I'm working for. :-}


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