[fpc-devel] Suggestion: reference counted objects

Boian Mitov mitov at mitov.com
Sat Sep 20 21:43:42 CEST 2014

PS. Forgot the mention the anonymous methods – a real revolution when you do multithreading or parallel processing. Anything else looks like joke next to them... You can see some of my examples from interview in the Blaise Pascal Magazine http://www.blaisepascal.eu/. Also did a session on it at PasCon in Holland, and will do also in Milan and in CodeRage, so you can see and judge for your self, and BTW anonymous method storage is ref counted also ;-) .

With best regards,
Boian Mitov

Mitov Software

From: Boian Mitov 
Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:27 PM
To: FPC developers' list 
Subject: Re: [fpc-devel] Suggestion: reference counted objects

All of our libraries, are heavily multithreaded, and use exclusively reference counting with interfaces, as well as lazy evaluation nested object reference counting for performance.
We have been doing this for over 11 years with great success, and we continue to expand the functionality.
Not only is it doable, but it is nearly impossible to do really complex heavily distributed threading without it. Trust me, I have been doing multithreading since the days we had to implement it in interrupt cascades in 6502/6800 8 bit processors 30 years ago ;-) . I know what it takes to do it in assembler, C, C++, Delphi, with and without OOP, as well as with and without ref. canting ;-) . I have done them all...
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