ObjC PR/6328 (fwd)
Wed Jul 3 08:36:00 GMT 2002
Just to record that PR/6238 should be closed.
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Date: 03 Jul 2002 17:12:37 +0200
From: "[ISO-8859-1] Cédric Marcone" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Nicola Pero <email@example.com>
Cc: Didier Pralon <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Subject: Re: ObjC PR/6328
Thank you very much.
On Wed, 2002-07-03 at 17:10, Nicola Pero wrote:
> > Hi Nicola,
> > in fact my bug report was bugged !!
> > The real problem is described below, and the test case is attached.
> > When classes are defined in an external static library, you must
> > explicitly ask the Objc-Runtime to reference them or it is not aware of
> > their existence.
> > To do so, we are calling +initialize manually on those classes. In this
> > specific case, the Objc-Runtime does not prevent further calls and will
> > issue a second +initialize when trying to instanciate those classes.
> Thanks - very interesting indeed (the testcase was great :-) ).
> My suggestion is simply to use
> [B class];
> instead of
> [B initialize];
> to have B referenced by the ObjC runtime ... that will cause the runtime
> to automatically drag in B, and also call +initialize (should be
> guaranteed once) and everything will work happily.
> I think this is the proper way of dragging in classes, and when I changed
> the testcase to do it, the runtime seemed to behave very properly.
> Let me know if you are happy with this solution, or if I have missed
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