[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Handle vs Pointer

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From: Jay Reeve <jayreeve@...>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 12:44:49 -0500
On Friday, June 18, 2004, at 11:37  AM, tedd wrote:

> To all:
> In OS X, is it still "best" to use Handles instead of Pointers, or 
> does it not matter anymore?
> tedd


My understanding (which may be somewhat incomplete), is that in OSX a 
pointer is as good as a handle, so there is seldom any need to use 
handles. The reason for this is that pointers no longer "point" 
directly to memory, but are buffered through the Virtual Memory system, 
so they in effect are really handles anyway.

Offhand, I can't think of a situation where a handle would really be 
required in X.

  =J= a  y

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