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Using FreeAndNil

Nick Hodges – There has a large and ongoing thread in the Delphi Non-Technical newsgroup about the proper use of FreeAndNil.  It’s been contentious and a tad touchy, too -- just as I like it.    The discussion falls out into two schools of thought:  Those that use FreeAndNil liberally and almost everywhere, and those that use it not at all or only in very rare, specific cases.  The former argues it is “defensive coding”, while the latter argues that it is the coding equivalent of spraying perfume on a skunk.  I am in the latter camp.  I am in the the ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 2011-12-14 07:39


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