[fpc-devel] Suggestion: reference counted objects

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Tue Sep 23 01:45:16 CEST 2014

Sven Barth schrieb:
> Am 22.09.2014 12:59 schrieb "Hans-Peter Diettrich" <DrDiettrich1 at aol.com 

>  > That's why I also suggested an compiler option, useful for all people 
> which care about program size or ARC at all.
> The problem with the compiler option is that you'd need to rebuild the 
> complete RTL, packages and your application so that every unit has these 
> changes. Otherwise e.g. the RTL would still contain reference counting 
> code and TObject would still contain a reference count field.

Right, it should be a compiler *build* option, so that everybody can 
create his favored flavor(s) of the compiler, and decide which one to 
use with which project.

Every compiler then should provide a predefined constant for every such 
option, in case specific handling is required by conditional compilation 
of user code.

>  > Is it me, or what else makes you so angry today?
>  > Sorry for that :-(
> I'm sorry that I got aggressive, but it's quite frustrating when one 
> writes a simple example to illustrate something and the first complain 
> is how to make it use a better design which is completely besides the 
> point of the example -.-

Then I missed the point of the example(s). It looked to me like 
something final, well thought like the rest of your message.


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