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Re: [Fwd: RFC GDL2: move +load implementations to +initialize]

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: Re: [Fwd: RFC GDL2: move +load implementations to +initialize]
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 09:24:30 -0700

On Friday, January 17, 2003, at 09:16 AM, Adam Fedor wrote:

(2) Objective-C code should never be used in a +load method. A lot of basic Objective-C/Foundation code is not setup when the +load messages are sent (like NSString). Trying to send messages in +load can potentially cause a nightmare of recursive initialization.

Actually, more important, you can't even guarantee that all you classes have been loaded into the runtime when a +load message is sent.

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