: "Some memory leaks are easy to see by looking at your code. Some are much more difficult. This is where Instruments comes in. Instruments has a 'Leaks' tool that will tell you exactly where you're leaking memory so that you can get in there and fix it!"
- These are the types of tools every developer should learn. Hard as we try to write clean code we will, on occasion, forget to release a reference to an object and you get the dreaded memory leak. I must admit the Cocoa reference counting mechanism is a bit odd to an "old-school"
Windows/COM developer, but I've learned to deal with the oddness.
Oh, there is a great tutorial
for Windows COM guys to explore if they're coming over to Objective-C/Cocoa to help with the ref counting mechanism.
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