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Re: NSZone pointers

From: David Chisnall
Subject: Re: NSZone pointers
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:51:34 +0100

On 21 Jul 2011, at 14:27, David Chisnall wrote:

> On 21 Jul 2011, at 14:16, Ivan Vučica wrote:
>> I didn't even bother looking up what zones are for until now.
> They're not used very much anymore, because half of Cocoa is not zone-aware.  
> On OS X, zones are opaque, so they're not even very useful, they just act as 
> hints for the allocation policy.  

Oh, and apparently I missed that in Objective-C 2 they were removed.  
+allocWithZone: on OS X now apparently ignores the zone pointer and -zone 
always returns the default malloc() zone. 


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