I've been looking at some of the questions that people have been sending Bob Walsh to ask Nick Hodges (See my previous post) Apart from the clamour for a 64-bit compiler, by far and away the most popular question is "Why doesn't Delphi have garbage collection?" What is it about garbage collection that so excites the masses? Ok, you can create objects and forget about them. But seriously, Delphi developers, have you ever found it a major problem? I mean this isn't C++ (or God forbid C). If you're disciplined, and we're not talking military discipline here, then I don't see the problem.
I see all these comments like "With garbage collection, I can get on with solving the problem at hand rather than waste time managing memory."
How much of our time is wasted managing memory?