Monday, July 11, 2011

retain and Copy diff

In a general setting, retaining an object will increase its retain count by one. This will help keep the object in memory and prevent it from being blown away. What this means is that if you only hold a retained version of it, you share that copy with whomever passed it to you.

Copying an object, however you do it, should create another object with duplicate values. Think of this as a clone. You do NOT share the clone with whomever passed it to you.

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