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> A GC would hide the issue and potentially lessen the gravity of the bug but it doesn't resolve the core issue which is that you probably have a fundamental logical problem in your code.

No, it solves the problem because resource lifetime is no longer a concern. A field advances as we decrease the number of irrelevant details we need to attend to.

Turns out, most of the time, memory is one such concern. You can argue that we need better approaches when memory is a concern, but that doesn't discount the value of GC as the right default.

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