[fpc-devel] Suggestion: reference counted objects

Boian Mitov mitov at mitov.com
Mon Sep 22 20:45:52 CEST 2014

As I already stated, those are the same arguments that I have heard 30 years ago when people ware asking me why I would use C instead of doing it like them in Assembler.
later, why I would use C++ classes, when we has sructures in C++.
Why use virtual methods, in C++ instead of using the EC++ without them to “save space”?
I think history has at least so far always been on the side of my arguments ;-) .

With best regards,
Boian Mitov

Mitov Software

From: Michael Schnell 
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2014 5:09 AM
To: FPC developers' list 
Subject: Re: [fpc-devel] Suggestion: reference counted objects

On 09/22/2014 11:54 AM, Peter Popov wrote:

  > > Because you'll need to declare an interface for each class you want to 
  > > have reference counted so that you can access its methods, properties, 
  > > etc.
  > >
  > Con: more typing
  > Pro: you know what you are doing.

  I cannot agree more.

Another con: 
Nobody will search for the term "interface" when he wants reference counting :-( 


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