[fpc-devel] Suggestion: reference counted objects

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Sun Sep 21 05:51:14 CEST 2014

Giuliano Colla schrieb:
>   Hi Boian,
> I'm easily convinced that you've developed a lot of things using 
> reference counting. Design is the art of compromise, and possibly in 
> your class of application that's the best compromise.
> But we should never forget that our class of applications isn't the only 
> possible one in the world. What is a bonus for you might be either 
> useless or extremely harmful for someone else.
> I might, for example, tell you that my company has been successfully 
> implementing since more than 30 years a class of applications for the 
> control of industrial processes, with hundreds of threads running 
> simultaneously in a multi-CPU environment,

IMO realtime applications require an realtime OS, providing all required 
means of process synchronization and communication. Ordinary systems and 
developers should be happy with primitive threads, doing their work in 
the background and exiting when done.

It's good to know that FPC allows to implement and manage more complex 
parallel processing, if I understand you and Boian correctly?


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