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Re: RFC: Non-fragile ivars

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: RFC: Non-fragile ivars
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 07:41:14 -0700 (PDT)
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On 3 Jun., 15:47, Michael Ash <address@hidden> wrote:
> Saso Kiselkov <address@hidden> wrote:
> > It would be great to also add this algorithm into +poseAsClass: and
> > possibly category handling, since that would allow to have posing
> > classes and categories define their own ivars.
> You have to be really careful with this because you can't have any
> existing instances of the class in question when you make such a
> modification. If there are already objects floating around then a lot of
> bad things happen. This will work fine if you load categories at launch or
> explicitly pose before creating objects, but normally these two operations
> have been safe to perform at will. I assume that this is at least part of
> the reason why Apple doesn't allow declaring ivars in categories even with
> their new shiny runtime.

Ah, this may be the reason why class posing is no longer available in
Obj-C 2.0 and the new Apple Runtime (but for 64 bit mode only!)...


"Posing is deprecated in Mac OS X v10.5. The poseAsClass: method is
not available in 64-bit applications on Mac OS X v10.5."


"All instance variables in 64-bit Objective-C are non-fragile."

But: where do we really need class posing (although I like the

-- hns

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