I've been playing around with iPhone development for a while, and although it feels a bit awkward when you're a "hard core" .NET developer, it's not all that bad once you get used to it.
In every book I read about Objective-C, there's only talk about
release (reference counting) for memory management. As an old-skool C/C++ developer, it seems strange that allocating the "normal" way, using
free() is only mentioned in some footnotes.
I know that
free() work in Objective-C, but I'm curious if it is common practice or not. After all, if I want to allocate an array of 100 integers, it seems that this is the most efficient way to do it:
int *array = malloc(sizeof(int) * 100); memset(array,0,sizeof(int) * 100); // use the array free(array);
Is this indeed the best way, or should I avoid plain C memory management?