Finishing string support: reference counting

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Finishing string support: reference counting

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Finishing string support takes longer due to the implementation of a reference count system, which will use the ownership model similar to what is proposed for the Lobster language. The advantage of this system is that the reference counting is mainly done during compile time, which should take away around 95% of the traditional runtime reference count operations. Another reason for implementing an ownership model is to prevent unexpected changes to string references, such as:

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x = "hello";

sub s(y: str)
  x = "world";
  print(y);       ' should print "hello" as being the new owner
This is going to take some time...
Last edited by frank on Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Keep it simple!