[fpc-devel] Discussion about "Dynamic packages"

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 13 14:37:39 CEST 2017

Am 13.04.2017 12:03 schrieb "Mattias Gaertner" <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de>:
> On Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:28:02 +0200
> Sven Barth via fpc-devel <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:
> >[...]
> > The intended purpose of dynamic packages (and libraries in general) is
> > to save memory (in fact a binary plus packages would be much larger than
> > the statically compiled binary), but to share *binary* code so that this
> > code does not need to reside in multiple executables.
> 'What do we need them for? What's "special" about packages?':
> >[...]
> > It isn't merely the memory management. The Object Pascal RTL exists of
> > more than just memory management: there is exception handling, the RTTI,
> > resource strings, unit initialization and finalization.
> Good examples. I added them.


Though I should probably take the time somewhen and clean up that article a
bit to reflect the current state a bit more.

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