> On May 8, 2021, at 8:05 AM, Sven Barth <pascaldra...@googlemail.com> wrote: > >> a := TArray.Create([1,2,3]).AutoRelease; >> >> We can't do this in Pascal because the AutoRelease functions return type is >> not compatible with the type of the caller. Could we add something like an >> "Any" return type to Pascal which is a type that is compatible with any >> class? This relies on an event loop that can capture this garbage and >> dispose of it but it goes a LONG way in helping with common memory >> management problems. > > Dynamic arrays are reference counted, thus you don't need to do any manual > memory management on them.
That was a bad example. It's for ANY class really. o := TObject.Create.AutoRelease; Then next event cycle the autorelease pool frees all the objects added to it. Very simple but effective however we can't do this in Pascal without a new permissive return type. Regards, Ryan Joseph _______________________________________________ fpc-devel maillist - firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fpc-devel