[fpc-devel] Improving Ref Counting
jamie-junk at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Feb 28 13:14:07 CET 2005
Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 28 feb 2005, at 12:26, Jamie McCracken wrote:
>>> FPC uses an platform independent method. The C++ ABI isn't used.
>> But it could be used on platforms that have a "fairly" stable and
>> standardised C++ ABI (windows and Linux mainly). Other platforms can
>> use the current FPC generic method as a fallback.
> FPC could use that trick on (pretty much?) any platform. It doesn't have
> to be compatible with the official C++ abi of that platform (just like
> the current technique isn't either). It just isn't implemented yet.
Yes thats right which is why I think its best to optimise its
implementation in the various RTLs (the Linux RTL could use the C++ ABI
or something else depending on which is faster etc).
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