Garbage collection for Cocoa

Ars Technica discusses the possibilities for Apple using garbage collection for Cocoa, their Objective-C development libraries.

Of course, it’s been possible to use garbage collection with Objective-C for a long time, using the Boehm-Demers-Weiser garbage collector that we use in Cyclone. The real question is whether Apple will use garbage collection to replace reference counting in their own applications. Ars Technica points out signs that garbage collection will at least be officially supported in the next version of the operating system, 10.5 (Leopard).

7 May 2006 by trevor #