The part that the transcript doesn’t tell you is that the audience broke out into applause upon hearing this statement [deprecating Garbage Collection]. Okay, now this is really freaking weird. You mean to tell me that there’s a room full of developers applauding the return to the pre-garbage collection chaos? Just imagine the pin drop if Matz announced the deprecation of GC at RubyConf. And these guys are happy about it? Weirdos.