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Everybody thinks about CLR objects the wrong way (well not everybody)

Many people responded to Everybody thinks about garbage collection the wrong way by proposing variations on auto-disposal based on scope: "Any local variable that is IDisposable should dispose itself when it goes out of scope." "You should be able to attach an attribute to a class that says the destructor should be called...
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When does an object become available for garbage collection?

As we saw last time, garbage collection is a method for simulating an infinite amount of memory in a finite amount of memory. This simulation is performed by reclaiming memory once the environment can determine that the program wouldn't notice that the memory was reclaimed. There are a variety of mechanism for determining this. In a basic ...
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