My development team is responsible for writing and maintaining applications
for which high-availability is a requirement. Once launched, our programs
should run continuously for days or weeks.
As one might imagine, memory leaks are a great concern to us. Does anyone
know of a collection of software components in Ada that provide
reference-counted objects? How about bindings, or binding wrappers, that
In the book, _Design Patterns_, reference-counted objects are covered in the
section on the pattern Proxy. Unfortunately, I have not read the entire
book yet (I will, I promise.) Can anyone recommend other patterns that are
particularly applicable in the domain of high-availability software
applications -- design patterns that we'd really be foolish to be without?
-- Kevin Andrew Lipscomb
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