“"Dear Steve and Scott"”

Jon Evans:

Please give us garbage collection. Please please please give us garbage collection. I know it isn’t sexy, or shiny, or bezelled. I know users can’t see any difference (except when apps crash, or take twice as long to develop as they should.) But while almost everything else about the iOS SDK—the editor, the libraries, Objective-C itself—is pretty wonderful, its memory management is straight out of the 1980s. As a compatriot recently said with horror, when he first looked at iOS development, “Wait a minute, what decade is this?” It’s like driving a Ferrari with brakes built by Lada.

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