Memory Management in LiveCode

Peter W A Wood peterwawood at
Tue Jul 14 07:17:21 EDT 2015

Many thanks Peter. That's a big plus for LiveCode in the mobile market. I wonder why it isn't stressed on the website?



Peter TB Brett <peter.brett at> wrote:

>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.
>                                              Peter
>Dr Peter Brett <peter.brett at>
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