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On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 10:27:14AM -0700, Tim Riley wrote:
> > are there any operating systems where the memory is only recovered after
> > a reboot?
>=20
> Definitely Windows 3.1 and before, but I'm still seeing advertisements
> for memory leak utilities in computer magazines.

Tim,

  Most likely those tools still being advertised allow developers to
track down the source of memory and other resource leaks in long=20
lived programs... which are still a problem in every language and
can be very hard to track to a source.

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