Linked by Jared White on Wed 7th May 2003 07:13 UTC
General Development Welcome back to Part 2 of Cocoa 101: Object-Oriented Programming for the Masses! I received a lot of great feedback on my previous article, and I'm looking forward to sharing with you once again what I've learned about Cocoa and the Objective-C language. If you missed Part 1 of this tutorial, read it here.
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Re: Reference counting
by Nicolas Roard on Wed 7th May 2003 14:50 UTC

Well reference counting isn't very difficult to program with, simpler of course than malloc/free, and it's more efficient than garbage collecting ... it's a good solution.

Anyway you could use garbage collecting with GNUstep if you want, althrough I never used it (reference counting don't bother me and I like to have a better control on what is done). But GC isn't available with Cocoa.