Ryan Joseph via fpc-devel <fpc-devel@lists.freepascal.org> schrieb am Fr.,
7. Mai 2021, 05:58:

> > On May 6, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Ryan Joseph <generic...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > This can be detected at compile and at least give a warning. "a" is a
> member of TR and the element type of "a" is TR, then we're assigning TR to
> said array. It's that simple I think.
> It also occurs to me that record management operators already allow these
> types of circular references. It's just par for the course with ref
> counting and something programmers need to be aware of.

As said the main problem of reference counting on object instances,
especially if enabled by default like the Delphi NextGen compiler did, will
lead to problems in *existing* code and thus is a no-go.


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