[fpc-devel] ANN: Management operators - final patch

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Mon Nov 21 22:25:43 CET 2016

Am 21.11.2016 um 02:54 schrieb Paul Ishenin:
> 21.11.2016 8:16, Maciej Izak wrote:
> Overall you've made a great job and a perfect example of how to supply patches for FPC.
> I have a small question regards the following commit:
>> 13. https://github.com/maciej-izak/freepascal/commit/9baa32a49a204686427981d33c9054f64b2057c4
> Use fpc_Copy for Clone and fpc_Addref for Copy is misleading.

Copy is only equal to addref in case of arc types. If a type is only managed like a variant, copy is
not an addref operation. So it should not be called addref. As fpc_addref is not exposed to users I
think we can handle this.

> I know Florian insisted on Copy and Clone names but still for my taste it would be the best to have
> conformity between compiler and RTL.

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