[fpc-devel] weak referencing (was Suggestion:.....)

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Mon Sep 22 14:29:09 CEST 2014

Marco van de Voort schrieb:
> (to Sven)
> So the cycle break mechanism is going to be marking potential cycle cases
> as weak.
> Do you still plan to at least detect cycles for debugging purposes?
> Or is the cycle detection itself already too hard?
> IOW I'm wondering what will happen (and what to do) if there is a cycle in a
> sufficiently complex program.

I could imagine a tool for that purpose, instead of burdening the 
compiler with such rarely used functionality. More diagnostics could be 
removed from the compiler, like the detection of unused local variables 
or units - if that helps to speed up compilation. Separate diagnostic 
tools could immediately offer means to solve the detected problems 
interactively, what's not the purpose of an compiler.


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