[Openmcl-devel] cocoa memory management best practices?

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at mac.com
Fri Sep 24 14:37:52 PDT 2010

On Sep 24, 2010, at 4:42 PM, Gary Byers wrote:

>> 2b. objective-c slot
>> 	option 1:
>> 	- call ccl::terminate-when-unreachable on the containing objective-c instance in its intitialize-instance method
>> 	- do necessary deallocation (#/release, etc.) of objective-c slots in a ccl:terminate method on the containing objective-c class
>> 	option 2:
>> 	- do necessary deallocation of objective-c slots in the containing objective-c class's #/dealloc method.
>> 	option 3 ?:
>> 	- for  objective-c objects owned/managed by a custom window class, do necessary deallocation in the custom window's #/close method
> I vote for option 2 (using a #/dealloc method.)  Note that (in the
> trunk for the last month or so and as mentioned above) it may be
> necesary to call OBJC:REMOVE-LISP-SLOTS in a #/dealloc method; it's
> harmless to call it if you aren't sure.

Thanks very much for the detailed response - it seems like #/dealloc is the way to go then.

warmest regards,


Raffael Cavallaro
raffaelcavallaro at me.com

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