[fpc-devel] Modernising Pascal
jonas at zeus.ugent.be
Fri Feb 25 15:57:46 CET 2005
On 25 feb 2005, at 15:49, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> - Critical parts are often handoptimized by using a lot of non GCed
> (like int), this is not a typical programming method for these
> languages, but outright expert tuning.
Critical paths are also optimized in our compiler to not use
ansistrings, because reference counting is also slow. The argument is
not about whether or not we should make Pascal entirely GC'd, but about
whether reference counting is better/worse than other garbage
collection techniques if you have a significant amount of GC'd objects.
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