[Lazarus] Difference between FreeThenNil and FreeAndNil

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Wed Apr 27 14:54:27 CEST 2011

On Wed, 27 Apr 2011, Alexander Klenin wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 22:18,  <michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be> wrote:
>>> As you can see from the linked discussion,
>>> currently implemented workaround involves FreeAndNil.
>>> I can imagine a similar bug which might require FreeThenNil instead.
>> I didn't see any linked discussion in the indicated page.
> If you scroll down a bit, you will see a single note, pointing to
> http://lists.lazarus.freepascal.org/pipermail/lazarus/2010-April/051023.html

I saw that, where do you think I got the quote from ? :-)

>> If I see things in mails like like
>> "This code is so complicated, I can not understand what is going on."
>> Then I automatically think "Badly written code" and therefore 'error-prone'.
> I agree and even I tried to refactor it -- but my work was rejected by
> core developers.

Ah? Strange. Maybe they wanted to promote FreeThenNil ;-)


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