[webkit-dev] Move WebKit Objective-C code to ARC?

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Tue Feb 24 09:27:19 PST 2015

Hi folks.

I believe that WebKit tip of tree on the Cocoa platforms now supports platforms with a new-enough version of the Objective-C runtime that we could move our Objective-C code to use ARC instead of manual retain/release. Does anyone know of a reason we couldn’t start making this change to WebKit? I thought of this when I saw recent patches Joe did to fix retain/release mistakes with RetainPtr on Objective-C objects. Those mistakes would be nearly impossible if we moved to ARC.

— Darin

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