[Openmcl-devel] Allocating temporary nsstrings
ron at flownet.com
Sat Mar 12 18:52:41 PST 2011
This is a very common idiom:
(#/initWithString: (#/alloc ns:some-class) (objc:make-nsstring some-lisp-string))
but it leaks memory. One way to fix this is:
(let ((nssstr (objc:make-nsstring some-lisp-string)))
(prog1 (#/initWithString: (#/alloc ns:some-class) nsstr) (#/release nsstr)))
but that seems wasteful. It seems like the Right Thing would be:
(with-stack-allocated-ns-string (s some-lisp-string)
(#/initWithString: (#/alloc ns:some-class) s))
but I don't know how to stack allocate an instance of an ObjC class, or if that's even possible (or wise -- the function I'm passing the nsstring to might keep a pointer to it).
What is the received wisdom on the best way to allocate temporary nsstrings without leaking?
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