[webkit-dev] WebKit memory management?

Ariya Hidayat ariya.hidayat at trolltech.com
Mon Sep 15 09:06:01 PDT 2008

> If I understand Mr. Pedriana correctly, you are incorrect in assuming that
> we would get "reduced syntax readability". You may use the regular "new"
> syntax that C++ programmers are accustomed to when allocating objects and
> arrays of objects that inherit from AllocBase. Pedriana proposes that we
> eventually add AllocBase as the base class of all root classes in WebKit,
> thus making AllocBase the only root class.
> The only time when you would need to use newObject/newArray is for some
> stray new/new[] calls when allocating something that does not inherit from
> AllocBase, i.e. a simple datatype.

I'm personally happy if we won't have the reduced syntax readability :-)

Still, I'm curious to see the use cases where it makes more sense to do this 
instead of global new/delete overrides at the application level. Feel free to 
enlighten me here...

(BTW, no need to CC me. I'm on the list).

Ariya Hidayat (ariya.hidayat at trolltech.com)
Software Engineer, Trolltech (a Nokia company)

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