uf_destroy() to POST objects' Destroy


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Postby Ursego » 16 Apr 2013, 11:50

The function uf_destroy() is extremely simple - it just DESTROYs the object, sent to it - nothing else! But it is not as useless as you think :lol: - it allows to POST object's destroying. Use this function if you have an object, created locally in a function, and many RETURNs from that function. Call uf_destroy() with POST, and only once - just after you CREATE the object. This approach exempts you from writing DESTROY many times, before each RETURN. In the next example (treating a local DataStore), instead of

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lds = create lds

[fragment 1]
if ... then
   destroy lds
   return
end if

[fragment 2]
if ... then
   destroy lds
   return
end if

destroy lds

you will write this way:

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lds = create lds
gn_util.post uf_destroy(lds)

[fragment 1]
if ... then return

[fragment 2]
if ... then return

So, here is the code of uf_destroy() (it can be added to the utilities NVO of your application or wherever):

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/**********************************************************************************************************************
Dscr:         Enables to POST object's destroying. Example of use: http://code.intfast.ca/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=90
***********************************************************************************************************************
Arg:         apo (PowerObject)
***********************************************************************************************************************
Developer:   Michael Zuskin -  http://linkedin.com/in/zuskin | http://code.intfast.ca/
**********************************************************************************************************************/
if not IsValid(apo) then
   return
end if

destroy apo

return


BTW...

In fact, in our days, there is no need to destroy previously created objects - the garbage collector will clean the memory for you. GC is a great invention! Now we are not afraid of visitation of God if we disobey the rule "destroy in the same script where created" - we simply don't think about destroys at all, concentrating on more important stuff. We can pass the created object to another function (even POSTed!) or object (for example, using OpenWithParm()) and forget about memory management!
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