Having used Java with MIDI (which does garbage-collection), I can attest that if you don't set up things right, garbage-collection can introduce occasional unexpected latency, which could be really annoying when you're almost done with a flawless recording! 

If you use garbage collection, you need to set it so it's done often, so when it gets done, there is not a big delay. 

- Aere

On Thu, 2012-09-13 at 12:34 -0400, Ted Felix wrote:
> But IMO garbage collection still has a lot to offer us.

   I have no experience with garbage collection, but I would be 
concerned about something that can be unpredictable in a time-critical 
system like rosegarden.  My impression is that near-real-time and 
garbage collection do not mix.


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