Memory Management in LiveCode

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at
Tue Jul 14 05:02:36 EDT 2015

On 2015-07-14 01:35, Peter W A Wood wrote:
> The User Guide states the Memory Management is automatic but doesn’t
> explain how the engine actually manages memory. Does anybody know if
> it uses a type of reference counting or a garbage collector?

Hi Peter,

The engine uses automatic reference counting to manage memory.  There's 
no garbage collection.


Dr Peter Brett <peter.brett at>
LiveCode Engine Development Team

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