[fpc-pascal] Boehm GC

ritchie turner blackdog at ipowerhouse.com
Wed Mar 18 14:59:40 CET 2009

I know it has limitations and downsides but I have to respectfully
disagree it's the worst programming idea ever. For the stuff I do which
is high level applications I don't believe it's going to affect me
badly; If i were writing codecs or an operating system then i would find
it hard to justify - however, removing a class of errors from my code
should speed up my development and be worth it.


On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 14:48 +0100, Adriaan van Os wrote:
> ritchie turner wrote:
> > I'm new to fpc and pascal, i.e. I've never done a project in it, but
> > i've been following the lists for a while and dabbling.
> > 
> > I like using a garbage collector and I know you can replace the memory
> > manager in fpc so i guess it's probably trivial to replace the standard
> > with boehm. Wondered if anyone's done it and how they got on, and if
> > there are issues with the idea.
> The main issue is that garbage collection is the worst programming idea ever. It lets you get away with bad program design at the cost of slow execution.
> Regards,
> Adriaan van Os
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