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





> On Aug 10, 2017, at 02:18, Alastair Houghton <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>
> Personally I *would* still discourage +new in favour of class-specific
> convenience constructors because I think it’s less expressive and also less
> consistent (e.g. +array is better, in my opinion, than +new, not least
> because +arrayWithObjects: and others exist).

[NSArray new] := [[NSArray alloc]init]

[NSArray array] := [[[NSArray alloc]init]autorelease]

+array and friends came along with the introduction of autorelease pools, to
replace +new with something that didn't imply ownership (the oft mentioned
special meaning of "new" as prefix). So while with ARC they are essentially
equivalent, previously they were not.

Gerd
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