[fpc-devel] Suggestion: reference counted objects

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Mon Sep 22 10:37:32 CEST 2014

On 09/20/2014 08:33 PM, Giuliano Colla wrote:
> Can you explain how reference counting can be safely implemented in a 
> parallel multithreaded environment, without heavily affecting performance?
*Very* good point !

IMHO a by far more advantageous feature to be added than ref-counted 
objects would be RTL support and Syntax candy for "parallel Loops", and 
the necessary support stuff like "Future variables" (or similar thingies).

All new mid-level hardware now has art least four cores and hence 
performance would benefit from such features in may projects.

So maybe "ARC" and "parallel" paradigms should be discussed together so 
that no mutual problems are introduced.

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