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answered Do iOS frameworks require the same internal versioning as OSX frameworks?
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comment Objective-C style: Do I implement factory methods or init methods?
The first isn't really a factory method per se; it's just a convenience method for combining an init with an autorelease.
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comment Is there a name for the 'break n' construct?
@MichaelT: Python doesn't have a labelled break statement.
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comment When should one use “out” parameters?
The method does have a value to flag failure—nil—but the NSError object provides more specific information on why an error occurred.
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comment When should one use “out” parameters?
@rmaddy: It's worth noting that the decision to use error objects over exceptions dates back to the NeXTSTEP days, when exception handling wasn't standard and was fairly expensive.
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comment Is “Computer Science != Software Engineering” an excuse to teach programming poorly?
@alan2here: I'm not being snotty, just pointing out that in college, it's important for students to spend time learning on their own (not just in classes). Students aren't going to get such a block of time (and the easy access to resources to do so) at other times in life.
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comment Objective C style nil in java?
@user470365: In such cases, the equivalent of "0" for that primitive type is returned (i.e., "NO", "0", "0.0", etc.).
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