Delphi RTL supports ARC and NON ARC projects… hence apparently it’s usefull
That, or it’s a sign that Delphi was created in 1994.
That doesn’t matter. Show me one example where GC beats a manually managed memory application.
If one would want a GC he or she would use C#, Java etc.
Even a concurent GC would still freeze.
In most cases those “pauses” are not noticeable. In any case, I already enumerated the advantages of a gc above.
When Xamarin become free, I try it to make an Android game (for learning purpose).
It’s just 2D game but I notice some freezes.
It’s make my animation not smooth.
I minimize the freeze by dong frequent gc when freeze accepted (when AI thinking next move).
Also I think OpenGL resources like textures management better handled by ARC, not GC.
The tag is not SIlver, but I hope I can use Swift ARC (not GC) in Silver on Windows and Android NDK.
Island isn;t Xamarin, and Island isn’t .NET. Maybe give it a try and see how GC performs before condemning it?
While I agree with this… there are certain API’s that need a stable memory buffer. So how to achieve this with a GC?
Under .NET you can pin memory and then GC will not touch or move it.
So, I don’t know about the internal GC used for non .NET compilers.
Xamarin compiles to native too I think and they use GC also.
You can just do:
var lArr =new Byte;
ReadFile(fHandle, @lArr, 2048)
and it won’t gc “larr”.
Right. How do I free it?
The GC will take care of that…