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Why is the object destructor paradigm in garbage collected languages pervasively absent?

Looking for insight into decisions around garbage collected language design. Perhaps a language expert could enlighten me? I come from a C++ background, so this area is baffling to me. It seems ...
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Why isn't there a .= operator? (or ->= etc)

Considering how often we do: ...