[fpc-devel] Modernising Pascal

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Feb 25 16:47:13 CET 2005

Marco van de Voort wrote:
>>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
> The Quake II benchmark was used to "prove" that full blown (I assume Boehm)
> GC was not slow. Q II, as tuned app, is probably already using primitive
> types heavily, thus not a poster child for this benchamark

Well, for a real Boehm test the FPC compiler should be used, I guess it makes a 
much more use of the heap than other apps :)

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