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Re: Argumentation is the Father of Invention (was "Third Party Suicide?")

While a conservative collector may allow some leakage, isn't the
leakage likely to (virtually certain to, in fact) have a finite limit
that is reached within a fairly short time?  I see no reason why the
false pointers would put a permanent lock on the memory they falsely
point to ... Oops.  I just saw it:  the more buffers which erroneously
escape collection, the more places new false pointers can arise.
Perhaps the worst situations would be cycles of dead buffers with
mutual false pointers; such cycles could never be broken without
complex heuristics for that specific purpose.