[webkit-dev] Tightening up smart pointer usage rules

David Levin levin at chromium.org
Tue Jun 29 11:23:58 PDT 2010

btw, looking at Darin's earlier note about releaseRef. I think it would be
consistent to rename releaseRef to be leakRef.

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:

> > I like leakPtr.
> >
> > Personally, releasePtr() is so close to release() (which is safe) that I
> could easily overlook it in a code review and not realize that it hands off
> a raw pointer with a ref count on it.
> >
> > dave
> +1
> Anders once argued against the name leakPtr, "Well, then you might as well
> rename 'malloc' to 'leak'."
> The more I think about it, though, the more I think that "malloc" really
> should be named "leak", at least from the WebKit project's perspective.
> Geoff
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