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From Martin Heidegger ...@leichtgewicht.at>
Subject Re: JavaScript VS. Weak references
Date Wed, 08 Feb 2012 07:09:27 GMT
I think I am talking about this:
http://gingerbinger.com/2010/07/actionscript-3-0-events-the-myth-of-useweakreference/

Of course the mentioned example of me is irrelevant but that doesn't 
make the current use of
weak references in the system less problematic.

Would you be interested in a working group: "Remove the weak"?

yours
Martin.

On 08/02/2012 05:54, Maciek Sakrejda wrote:
>> Ah, I guess I should go to bed, gn8
> You were right up to Flash Player 8 ;)
>
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/garbage_collection.html
>
> (that's when FP switched from ref counting to mark-and-sweep, which
> avoids problems with circular references)
>
> Still, weak references are certainly very useful when you do need
> them; the framework refactoring you suggested may be worth a look.
>
>


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