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on: September 25, 2011, 04:30:14 PM

Hi Stephen,

Don't I need to override dealloc and release name in this short program

Code: (Objective-C)
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>
@interface test: NSObject
    NSString *name;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *name;


@implementation test

@synthesize name;


int main (int argc, const char * argv[])

    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    test *myTest = [[test alloc] init];
    NSMutableString *myString = [NSMutableString stringWithString:@"hello"]; = myString;
    [myString appendString:@"goodbye"];
    NSLog(@"myString = %@",myString);
    NSLog(@"name = %@",[myTest name]);
    [myTest release];
    [pool drain];
    return 0;

Any help is appreciated
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Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 09:22:42 AM

Yes, because you use the copy attribute on the property, you would normally want to override dealloc here to release name.

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