[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 19528] New: [GTK] BackForward history leak?

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Thu Jun 12 18:21:06 PDT 2008


           Summary: [GTK] BackForward history leak?
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 526+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: Gtk
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebKit Gtk
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: alp at nuanti.com
                CC: jmalonzo at gmail.com

Got this report from a developer integrating WebKit into GIMP:

[16:27] <neo> webkit_web_view_get_back_forward_list() returns a pointer to an
object without increasing the reference count on it

[16:28] <neo> webkit_web_back_forward_list_get_back_list_with_limit() on the
other hand returns a newly allocated GList with referenced objects

[16:28] <neo> I find that very difficult to work with

[16:28] <neo> it should at least be documented

[16:29] <neo> I ended up leaking the objects in the list and I unreffed the

[16:29] <alp> neo: can you think of a nicer API for that?

[16:30] <neo> alp: well, be consistent and always ref the objects you hand out

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