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Discussion on: What programming concept did you struggle the most with?

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E Cognito • Edited

Honestly, it would probably be garbage collection. My first job in the 90’s was writing C code and burning it on to EPROMs. By the time I came to learning Java some time latter, I had moved through C++, Delphi (also, does anybody remember Powerbuilder?) and even PHP and Javascript, but this was the first ‘serious’ language I’d picked up that used garbage collection.

The free-wheeling, devil-may-care attitude of just allocating memory offending my well worn sensibilities no end. I’ll give you my destructors when you pry them from my cold, dead keyboards.

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Vitor Paladini Author

It is incredible how diverse programming is, most of my experience is with web-focused languages like PHP and JavaScript so memory allocation is a concept that has never been part of my daily work. But I can understand the difference you must have felt when switching, haha.

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