What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   Java; I want a destructor!
Date:   2003-05-19 03:26:12
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Java; I want a destructor!

This is especially true in a object-oriented language. I have a stream. Is it a memory stream or does it represent a file, a socket, or something else that the garbage collector won't release (or that a finalize method will release too late)? If you don't know, then you'll have to remember to try-finally-close that stream. Even when dealing with memory streams. That's convenience?

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