||What I Hate About Your Programming Language|
|Subject:||Java; I want a destructor!|
Response to: Java; I want a destructor!
|The purpose of a destructor is to free resources (not just heap memory). Closing files, sockets, database connections, etc., even in the presence of exceptions, without having to remember to try-finally-release them can be quite powerful. Garbage collection is nice and has its place, but isn't a panacea.|
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