On 6 Mar 2018, at 17:24, Richard Frith-Macdonald 
<richard.frith-macdon...@theengagehub.com> wrote:
> I think the -drain method name is unintuitive.  To me it sounds like it ought 
> to do the same as the gnustep-specific -emptyPool method (a more efficient 
> equivalent to draining/releasing the pool and immediately creating a new one).

-drain was introduced with GC, where -release was optimised away in either the 
compiler or the runtime and never delivered.  It allowed the GC implementation 
to use autorelease pools as a hint that there were a lot of short-lived objects 
to delete and have the same code work in non-GC mode.  ARC fixed this a lot 
better by introducing the @autoreleasepool syntax, and should be used in all 
new code.


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