Subject: Re: Is "-init" really needed?



I love "new".

Why type more and clutter your code when you don't have to.


Cheers,
Leo



On 8/8/17 12:45 PM, Alex Zavatone wrote:
I see it creeping back in to use with some people, but IMO, new bears too many
references to other languages’ use of new.

It seems too close to how it would be used in other languages and may imply things
that aren’t the best.

I think it’s a case of, “well in the olden days, new was used for stuff that was different.
We’ll use another word now.”

This just seems like a case of, “yeah, you can do it, but it’s probably better to let
it rest and use another approach.”

Thoughts? Agree? Disagree?

- Alex Zavatone

On Aug 8, 2017, at 5:13 AM, Uli Kusterer <[email protected]> wrote:

On 8. Aug 2017, at 02:23, Carl Hoefs <[email protected]> wrote:
Is the use of +new discouraged also?
Apple have gone back and forth on this AFAIR. +new was actually the
pre-retain/release way to create an object. So it has been discouraged since
... OpenStep, I think? But it was never formally deprecated, and I'm seeing it
used more and more in ARC code these days.

Cheers,
-- Uli Kusterer
"The Witnesses of TeachText are everywhere..."
http://www.zathras.de

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