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

Anders Carlsson andersca at apple.com
Tue Feb 24 09:34:56 PST 2015

ARC doesn’t work on 32-bit Intel. It also doesn’t work with GC.

- Anders

> On Feb 24, 2015, at 9:27 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> 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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