[fpc-devel] Need patch for bugs : 0011503 / 0009472

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Jun 19 15:14:47 CEST 2008

On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Boian Mitov wrote:

> This is not very precise. You are referring to garbage collection in general.
> Reference counting as it used to be defined in the original COM specification
> for DLL and statically linked objects specifically states that the object will
> be destroyed as soon as the last reference to it is lost. 

That is exactly what is implemented. 

Just there is an invisible - to you - reference.

You mix explicit with implicit memory management (Flock.Free). 

The Delphi help warns explicitly against this.
(see "Using reference counting")


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