[fpc-pascal] Array clearing

Ryan Joseph ryan at thealchemistguild.com
Sun Apr 2 11:22:00 CEST 2017

> On Apr 1, 2017, at 9:25 PM, Jürgen Hestermann <juergen.hestermann at gmx.de> wrote:
> If you just need to reuse the same array and only need to zero its elements
> then of course fillchar would be the fastest approach (it saves the memory
> reallocation step).

Why is this “of course”? What’s the implementation of FillChar exactly? For all I know it has to iterate over a range of bytes and this could be slower than allocation of memory. Maybe some of the compiler people know these details.

	Ryan Joseph

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