Well that spoils that idea!  Is there any way to determine if it's pointer-based so you can swap references instead of going through the whole penalty of creating and destroying temporary objects?


On 28/11/2022 10:07, Sven Barth wrote:
J. Gareth Moreton via fpc-devel <fpc-devel@lists.freepascal.org> schrieb am Mo., 28. Nov. 2022, 11:01:

    Just want to clarify something... if a type is managed, can it be
    typecast to a pointer in all instances and on all platforms? (The
    purpose being so if I wanted to swap two items, so there's no overall
    change in the reference counters, I can simply swap the pointers...
    there's no dereferencing involved!)

No, managed does not automatically mean that it's a Pointer based type. Records with management operators, Variants and Windows WideString are managed as well.

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