[fpc-devel] Improving Ref Counting

Jamie McCracken jamie-junk at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Feb 27 14:20:52 CET 2005

Marco van de Voort wrote:
>>circular refs should also be done if applicable)
>>6) Whenever an exception is thrown, wait until its either handled or 
>>fully propagated and then perform some garbage collection. (traverse the 
>>single linked list of all managed objects and for each object check 
>>whether anything that references it is still valid and delete if 
> I also thought immediately what Uberto already said: how do you recognize
> a valid/invalid reference without accessing memory that is invalid in the mean
> time.

Another possibility is for the exception handling to Null the pointers 
on the stack if its not handled in the current subroutine.


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