[fpc-pascal] Food for thought - language string improvement

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Jul 10 12:52:39 CEST 2017

On Mon, 10 Jul 2017, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 12:14 PM, Graeme Geldenhuys
> <mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk> wrote:
>> * I seem to have grasped Generics in Java much easier than in FPC or
>> Delphi. I don't fully know why that is. Maybe the syntax, more examples etc?
>> Not sure.
> Well, Java Generics are very limited in comparison with C++ / Object
> Pascal generics (Java generics accepts only Objects never primitives),
> so that's make them much simpler to use/understand of course.
> Maybe Java is right and that's all we'll ever need and the performance
> improvement of templates

There is no performance improvement, rather the contrary. 
The generic list works slower than the native list.


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