[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion

Jamie McCracken jamie-junk at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Jun 2 15:55:56 CEST 2005

Florian Klaempfl wrote:

>>If that were the case then yeah it would sux (however pythons
>>performance is due to bien a bytecode interpreter and dynamic typing
>>neither of which we need in pascal).
> Ref. counting etc. eats time because you need good garbage collection to detect
> cycles and other ugly stuff.

There should be no cycles on TObjects so we dont need performance 
sapping code to detect them. TCOmponents are likely to have cycles as 
they tend to link to each other but then they would not be ref counted 
as they are parent/child owner managed anyway


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