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JuhaManninen:

--- Quote from: PierceNg on February 02, 2021, 06:51:26 am ---
--- Quote from: vfclists on February 01, 2021, 11:43:39 pm ---I've been longing for a Pascal type language with garbage collection.

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Does .NET C# count?

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Or Visual Basic .NET ?
I did a project using VB .NET some years ago, at the same time learning it. I liked it more than C#. It is underrated. The same is true with Object Pascal.
Visual Basic .NET differs a lot from the original Basic, just like Object Pascal differs from the original Pascal.

Personally I prefer Object Pascal because it does not have garbage collection.
Garbage collection is overrated. It is yet another way to make programs slower and hog more memory.
As Niklaus Wirth said, "programs become slower faster than computers become faster".
New techniques are invented all the time to make it happen.

MarkMLl:

--- Quote from: JuhaManninen on February 02, 2021, 10:39:49 am ---Personally I prefer Object Pascal because it does not have garbage collection.
Garbage collection is overrated. It is yet another way to make programs slower and hog more memory.

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I'm inclined to agree. However reference counting on certain types of variable is a different matter, and its use for strings etc. has generally been proven to be fairly successful.

MarkMLl

symmetria:

--- Quote from: PierceNg on February 02, 2021, 06:51:26 am ---
--- Quote from: vfclists on February 01, 2021, 11:43:39 pm ---I've been longing for a Pascal type language with garbage collection.

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Does .NET C# count?

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Many  thanks for your answer.

vfclists:

--- Quote from: PierceNg on February 02, 2021, 06:51:26 am ---
--- Quote from: vfclists on February 01, 2021, 11:43:39 pm ---I've been longing for a Pascal type language with garbage collection.

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Does .NET C# count?

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No I prefer to stick to Object Pascal

vfclists:

--- Quote from: MarkMLl on February 02, 2021, 11:40:04 am ---
--- Quote from: JuhaManninen on February 02, 2021, 10:39:49 am ---Personally I prefer Object Pascal because it does not have garbage collection.
Garbage collection is overrated. It is yet another way to make programs slower and hog more memory.

--- End quote ---

I'm inclined to agree. However reference counting on certain types of variable is a different matter, and its use for strings etc. has generally been proven to be fairly successful.

MarkMLl

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How do you gain the benefits of reference counting on most other types in general, including your own?

Are there any base classes from which any other derived types gain the benefits of reference counting?

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